The Indian Air Force (IAF) have posted out Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman from Srinagar to another strategic air base in the western sector along the Pakistan border. This development comes after the IAF had concerns over his security in Srinagar.
The posting to the new airbase, whose name has been withheld due to security reasons is also a fighter air base. The Wing Commander had been cleared to continue his flying duties.
Government sources told news agency ANI that, “The posting order of the officer has been issued and he would soon be moving out of the Srinagar air base to his new place of posting.”
The Wing Commander, Abhinandan Varthaman on the 27th of February shot down a Pakistani F-16 combat aircraft from his MiG-21 Bison. The Pakistan Air Force however have covered up the shooting down of the PAF F-16 jet, but the Indian Air Force went on to release radar footage to nail Pakistan’s lies.
This week, Wing Commander Varthaman underwent medical tests at a Delhi-based facility for becoming eligible to fly the MiG-21s again.
Source : Various