Group Captain Abhinandan awarded the Vir Chakra today. President Ram Nath Kovind will give this honor to him.
Air Force Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman will be awarded the ‘Veer Chakra’ today.
President Ram Nath Kovind will today honor Abhinandan Varthaman, the hero of the Balakot airstrike. On February 27, 2019, Abhinandan Varthaman shot down a Pakistani F-16 fighter jet in aerial combat. After this, he was in the possession of Pakistan for three days. Earlier, the Indian Air Force has promoted him to the rank of Group Captain. This post is equivalent to the rank of Colonel in the Indian Army. Let us tell you that Abhinandan already announced to award the Shaurya Chakra for shooting down Pakistani fighter aircraft F-16.
Abhinandan shot down Pakistan’s plane with MiG
On 14 February 2019, Pakistan’s terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed carried out a fidayeen attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama. 40 Indian soldiers martyred in this attack. To give a befitting reply to this attack, the Indian Air Force did an airstrike in Balakot, Pakistan on the night of 26-27 February. In this airstrike by India, more than 300 terrorists sitting in Pakistan killed.
These Bravehearts are also being honored
Martyred in the campaign against terrorists. Army Sapper Prakash Jadhav posthumously awarded the Kirti Chakra. His wife and mother received the honor at the hands of the President.
Martyred in operation against terrorists. Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhondhiyal posthumously awarded the Shaurya Chakra. 5 terrorists killed in that operation. Martyr Major Vibhuti’s wife and mother took this honor.
Martyr Nayab Subedar Sombir posthumously awarded the Shaurya Chakra. He had killed an A++ category terrorist in an operation in Jammu and Kashmir. His wife and mother received the honor at the hands of the President.