Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday met Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and passed on to him that the whole country is pleased with his bravery and assurance, authorities said.
Amid the gathering at a therapeutic office of the Indian Air Force, Varthaman is comprehended to have disclosed to Sitharaman insights regarding his about 60 hour remain in Pakistan. Varthaman touched base in the national capital by an IAF trip around 11:45 PM Friday, almost two-and-half hours after he traversed to India through the Attari-Wagah fringe.
At present, he is experiencing restorative tests at the Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), a minimal and specific therapeutic assessment place for aircrew of all the three administrations.
He was caught by Pakistani experts on February 27 after his MiG 21 Bison went down amid a dogfight with Pakistani planes. However, before his plane was hit, Varthaman shot down a F-16 of Pakistan aviation based armed forces.
When he traversed to India Friday night, his correct eye over his handlebar mustache seemed swollen. After he was caught, Varthaman demonstrated boldness and effortlessness in the most troublesome conditions for which he was adulated by legislators, vital undertakings specialists, ex-servicemen, famous people and others.
Strains between the two nations raised after Indian contenders bombarded fear assemble Jaish-e-Mohammed’s greatest preparing camp close Balakot somewhere inside Pakistan early Tuesday.
Pakistan countered the strike via conveying endeavoring to target Indian army bases on Wednesday. Be that as it may, the IAF defeated their arrangements. The Indian strike on the JeM camp 12 days after the dread gathering guaranteed duty regarding a suicide assault on a CRPF escort in Kashmir, killing 40 fighters.