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Vir Chakra

War hero Abhinandan Varthaman accorded with Vir Chakra

Abhinandan was part of the Srinagar-based 51 squadron and had flown to thwart an aerial attack launched by the Pakistanis on Feb 27, 2019

22 Nov 2021 12:22 PM

IAF pilot Abhinandan returns to cockpit after 6 months, starts flying MiG 21

Varthaman was conferred Vir Chakra, the coveted wartime gallantry medal, for downing the F-16 jet of Pakistan during the aerial combat.

22 Aug 2019 8:06 AM

Abhinandan Varthaman to get Vir Chakra

The MiG-21 Bison piloted by Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman had chased and shot down a F-16 which fell into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on February 27.

15 Aug 2019 1:41 AM

120 defence personnel including Abhinandan Varthaman decorated with gallantry awards

Varthaman was in news after the military confrontation between India and Pakistan escalated in February this year.

14 Aug 2019 11:05 AM

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman clears medical tests, fit to fly fighter jets again

IAF has recommended a gallantry award – Vir Chakra – the third-highest wartime gallantry award - for Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

09 Aug 2019 9:17 AM


IAF recommends Wg Cdr Abhinandan for Vir Chakra

Abhinandan has flown different types of fighter aircraft in the Air Force including the mighty Su-30MKI.

20 Apr 2019 7:26 PM