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Indian Pilot Downed Over Kashmir Could Return to Flying Soon

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Indian Pilot Varthaman Downed Over Kashmir Could Return to Flying Soon

An Indian Air Force (IAF) MIG-21 passes near Sukhoi-30 fighter jets before a drill for Air Force Day celebrations in Kalikunda IAF airbase around 170 km west of Kolkata on September 29, 2011



According to the Hindustan Times, the pilot, who reportedly shot down a Pakistani warplane in a dogfight in February, could be recommended for a Vir Chakra, India's third-highest wartime gallantry award.
The outlet reported, citing two anonymous air force officials, that there is a "good chance" that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman could be returning to the cockpit of a fighter soon.
According to the newspaper's sources, the final word on the matter will be said by the Bengaluru-based Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IAM), where the Indian officer is to be tested in the coming weeks.



According to New Delhi, the Indian MiG-21 pilot destroyed one Pakistani F-16 fighter jet, but had to eject after his own plane was also taken down. Varthaman was captured by the by Pakistani authorities, but released by Islamabad two days after the aerial clash as a gesture of goodwill. At the same time, Pakistan denies that Varthaman managed to shoot down one of its aircraft.

Source: Sputnik
 

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Giving the public some spirit of hope?:)
 

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Giving the public some spirit of hope?:)
from what I heard, India does things like this all the time. so the attention is diverted from the political failures going 'round in India. same thing with the MiG-21 downing an F-16, was just to divert the attention from political failures and to help keep Modi in power for another 5 years.
 

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from what I heard, India does things like this all the time. so the attention is diverted from the political failures going 'round in India. same thing with the MiG-21 downing an F-16, was just to divert the attention from political failures and to help keep Modi in power for another 5 years.
Mr. Hugaholic knows how manipulate peoples emotions. I still want to see the shooting of the satellite he claimed happened few weeks ago.
 
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