Air Force Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, Who Shot Down Pak Jet, Promoted
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Air Force Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, Who Shot Down Pak Jet, Promoted

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November 4, 2021

The Indian Air Force has approved the rank of Group Captain for Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who had downed an enemy jet during an aerial combat with Pakistan in February 2019 and was held captive for three days, official sources said on Wednesday.


New Delhi, 04 November2021                                                              

As per news report of NDTV, the rank has been approved and he will get it once a laid down procedure is completed, they said.Explaining the process, they said any official after getting a new rank, is able to wear it once there is a vacancy for the position.Abhinandan Varthaman downed a Pakistani jet on February 27, 2019 when the neighbouring country launched retaliation against India for the Balakot airstrikes a day before.

Source - NDTV

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