Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman‘s return was delayed by a few hours on the 1st of March because the Pakistan officials made him record a video, says a report from News 18.
IAF Wing Commander #AbhinandanVarthaman at Wagah-Attari border pic.twitter.com/WGz0LaNvX3— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2019
In the poorly edited video, Abhinandan could be seen praising the Pakistan Army for its professionalism and slamming Indian media for blowing things out of proportion.
With confident face, IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman walks gracefully to India— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) March 1, 2019
Read @ANI Story | https://t.co/tcFqwhtse7 pic.twitter.com/N1IkPWksqU
The random cuts made people believe that it was solely done for the sake of manipulation and propoganda by Pakistan.
After receiving severe backlash, Pakistan took down the video from Twitter account Radio Pakistan.
IAF Wing Commander #AbhinandanVarthaman at Wagah-Attari border, to cross border soon to enter India. pic.twitter.com/a1hVjwroVw— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2019
Pakistan had earlier released another video which also had pilot Abhinandan praising their Army while being in their custody.
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