The heart-breaking 46-second video is now viral which shows an Indian IAF officer under Pakistan custody. The video says, “I am Wing Commander Abhinandan, I am an IAF officer. My service No is 27 981”.
The pilot is seen blindfolded with blood on his face and says he is Abhinandan Varthaman. This video has been published by the Pakistan Army and the spokesperson also showed the documents and items of the captured pilot.
Pakistan declared that they have shot two Indian fighter aircraft down inside Pakistan airspace and caught two pilots. A few minutes ago, India has officially confirmed that one pilot has gone missing.
“India had informed about counterterrorism (CT) action it took yesterday (Tuesday) against a training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Pakistan based on reliable evidence that JeM intended to launch more attacks. Against this Counter Terrorism Action, Pakistan has returned this morning by using its Air Force to target military bases on the Indian side. Due to our high state of readiness and alertness, Pakistan’s efforts were thwarted successfully,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
“The Pakistan Air Force was caught and the Indian Air Force responded instantly. In that aerial engagement, one Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft was shot down by a MiG 21 Bison of the Indian Air Force. The Pakistani aircraft was seen by ground forces falling from the sky on the Pakistan side. In this engagement, we have unfortunately lost one MiG 21. The pilot is missing in action. Pakistan has announced that he is in their custody. We are learning the facts,” the MEA spokesperson added.