‘Deprived of sleep and choked’: Inside details from Abhinandan’s debriefing
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was deprived of sleep, choked and even beaten up during the time of his captivity in Pakistan, according to a senior officer debriefing the 35-year-old fighter pilot. Pakistani interrogators tried hard to extract crucial information on Indian troop deployment, high-security radio frequencies and sensitive logistics during the first 24 hours of his captivity, but Abhinandan did not waver. The IAF pilots MiG-21 Bison was shot down in a dogfight over the Line of Control on February 27th as Pakistani jets tried to target Indian military installations in the Rajouri sector. Hindustan Times Senior Editor Sudhi Ranjan Sen spoke to a senior officer who is part of the debriefing process and shares more details in this video.