Indian Defence Minister, Air Chief takes briefing from IAF Pilot Abhinanad

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Indian Defence Minister, Air Chief takes briefing from IAF Pilot Abhinanad

NEW DELHI - Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa on Saturday met Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, a day after he returned from Pakistan.

Varthaman was medically examined particularly considering that he had ejected after his MiG 21 was shot down in Pakistan air space while chasing Pakistani fighter planes which had transgressed into Indian air space on February 27.

During a separate meeting with the Air Chief, Varthaman is believed to have briefed him about his detention in Pakistan, officials said.

Varthaman was expected to be debriefed by the IAF on his detention in Pakistan, which is yet to take place.

Wing Commander Varthaman reached India at 9.20 pm on Friday. He was in the custody of the Pakistan Army since Wednesday when he fell inside Pakistan

On Wednesday, Abhinandan, flying the MiG 21 Bison was shot down.