Abhinandan’s grandfather was also in the IAF, a family friend said.(Mint)

Varthamans a MiG-21 family: Son flies it, dad flew it

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman downed a Pakistani F-16 plane before his MiG-21 Bison was hit during a dogfight.His father Air Marshal (retd) Simhakutty Varthaman also flew the MiG-21s and was an IAF test pilot, who retired five years ago, a family friend said here Friday.
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