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Abhinandan who shot down Pak F-16 awarded Vir Chakra

The dogfight in which Abhinandan was involved took place a day after the Indian Air Force’s Mirage-2000s struck targets in Pakistan’s Balakot in response to the Pulwama suicide terror attack in Kashmir in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed on February 14, 2019.

President Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Vir Chakra to Group Captain Varthaman Abhinandan at the Defence Investiture Ceremony-I at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)
President Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Vir Chakra to Group Captain Varthaman Abhinandan at the Defence Investiture Ceremony-I at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 03:08 AM IST

When Abhinandan Varthaman shot down Pakistan's F-16 fighter jet. How it happened

Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman received the Vir Chakra, the third-highest wartime gallantry award, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman, now Group Captain, pursued the retreating F-16 fighter jet and shot it down with his onboard missile.(PTI)
Wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman, now Group Captain, pursued the retreating F-16 fighter jet and shot it down with his onboard missile.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 22, 2021 05:24 PM IST
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