The India Air Force has released a video on twitter, showing the return of IAF chief Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returning to work.
Wing Commander Abhinandan, recipient of the Vir Chakra gallantry award had been captured by Pakistan and kept as a prisoner for over 60 hours earlier this year.
Today, the Chief of the Air Staff ACM BS Dhanoa flew a sortie with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at Air Force Station Pathankot in a MiG-21 trainer aircraft.
You can watch the full video of the event here:
Here’s the full video released by the IAF today of the MiG-21 sortie at Pathankot by IAF Chief Dhanoa & Wing Commander Abhinandan. pic.twitter.com/gehC9hgXoD— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) September 2, 2019
Twitter has since been in a celebratory mode.
Bharat Mata ki Jai 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/hbxHbjLNDN— Dilip Kumar Das (@DilipDa60259821) September 2, 2019
Abhinandan = Pride of India 😊— Ravi Verma (@ineffableravi) September 2, 2019
Wish, i had joined the Air Force too.
Jai Hind. 🇮🇳🇮🇳
Or isse badhiya kya ho sakta h air chief k liye, aakhiri udan abhinandan k sath, hamesha yaadgaar rahenge a pal, jai hind..— Sukesh singh (@Sukeshs58809132) September 2, 2019
Jo bache fighter jet udane ka sapna dekhte h unki aankhon me pahili tasveer abhinandan ki aati h, abhinandan to bhartiye yuva k liye prerna hain.— Sukesh singh (@Sukeshs58809132) September 2, 2019
Hats off to WC Abhinandan & the Air Chief ,this demonstrates strength & resilience ! Absolute Benchmark on inspiration !!👍— Pain-dooooo!! (@hpande123) September 2, 2019
On Friday the new Apache flew over pathankot for almost an hour in the morning and again on Saturday for a while,it was a pleasure to watch them.— Shrvan Mahajan (@Shrvanmahajan) September 2, 2019
All we can say is that we are glad to have the national hero back in action.