Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is finally back home. The Air Force pilot, was captured by Pakistani forces after his MiG-21 went down during a dogfight in which a Pakistani F-16 was also blasted out of the sky.
Well, now the wing commander returned home after spending nearly 60 hours in captivity.
His safe return from Pakistan gripped the entire nation with excitement and joy. Bollywood celebs also welcomed Abhinandan and shared their joy of the Wing Commander’s homecoming.
Celebs welcome IAF Hero Abhinandan
Here are the tweets and Instagram posts by the celebs.
Welcome home Abhinandan! आपकी वीरता सर आँखों पर! Inspiration to our whole nation . Jai Hind 🇮🇳✊
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) March 1, 2019
India unites to welcome the braveheart back to his homeland! With pride in our hearts & a smile on our faces, #WelcomeHomeAbhinandan!
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) March 1, 2019
Welcome back home #WelcomeBackAbinandan a true hero. These humane actions give hope that all humanity is not lost. Bharat mata ki Jai
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) March 1, 2019
We salute your bravery and valour….we applaud your strength in the face of adversity….#WelcomeHomeAbhinandan
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 1, 2019
We salute your valour and the entire nation is extremely proud of you Wing Commander Abhinandan… Welcome home 🙂
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) March 1, 2019
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) March 1, 2019
The entire nation welcomes you home Abhinandan. You are a true Hero. 🇮🇳
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 1, 2019
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Welcome HOME Wing Commander #Abhinandan. This is how a REAL #Hero looks. Saashtang Dandvat Pranam 🙏 Salute to our defence team & IAF on the successful surgical strike. So proud as an Indian to know our country is well equipped to hit back hard. #Respect to our PM @narendramodi ji for his VISION & PROMPT TOUGH stand. It’s NEVER about WAR, but OUR fight AGAINST TERRORISM 🇮🇳 #peace #IAF #goals #JaiHind #Gratitude #salute #bravery #makepeacenotwar #welcomehome
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced in parliament that the country would release him as a “peace gesture”.
The confrontation erupted after the February 14 Pulwama attack by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, in which over 40 soldiers were killed. India’s air strikes on Tuesday targeted a huge Jaish training facility in Pakistan’s Balakot, around 80 km from the Line of Control.