What happened after Pakistan captured an IAF pilot during 1999 Kargil War


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An IAF pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, was caught by Pakistan after an air battle Wednesday amid which the opposite sides said they shot down one another’s warplanes that pursued an ineffective endeavor to target Indian army bases in retaliatory strikes that started fears of war. India said it shot down a F-16 warplane of Pakistan while it lost a MiG 21 amid the wild commitment between the aviation based armed forces of the two nations along the Line of Control (LoC).

Be that as it may, this not the first run through Pakistan has caught an Indian Air Force Pilot. In 1999, at the pinnacle of the Kargil War, a flight lieutenant, Kambampati Nachiketa, was caught by Pakistan. He was in Pakistani authority for eight days — a time of massive mental and physical torment for him.

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In a NDTV meet in 2016, the pilot stated, “The torment was very terrible. There comes a point where you think ‘passing is easier’, yet luckily for me, an exhaustive round of questioning part, which is the last part, didn’t begin for me.”

Nachiketa was caught by the Pakistani powers when the military aircraft he was flying created motor disappointment and he needed to launch from a height of 18,000 ft. Not exclusively was Nachiketa caught, yet India likewise lost another pilot — squadron pioneer Ajay Ahuja, who was searching for Nachiketa after he saw the flight lieutenant launch from the flight. Ahuja was shot down as a Pakistani rocket hit his MiG 21 fly. Ajay Ahuja’s squadron was under the order of then Wing Commander BS Dhanoa, who happens to be the present head of the Air Force.

In the mean time, extraordinary secondary passage endeavors by the Indian government and bowing to investigation from universal media just as the United Nations, Pakistan at long last discharged Kambampati Nachiketa eight days after the fact on June 3, 1999. He was given over to the International Committee of the Red Cross in Pakistan and returned home by means of the Wagah outskirt.


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