Face saving: IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan to be given "Vir Chakra" for shooting down imaginary F 16 fighter jet
NEW DELHI - Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan to be given "Vir Chakra" for shooting down imaginary F 16 fighter jet.
Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman who was captured by Pakistan for almost 60 hours after Balakot airstrike in February, will be conferred with Vir Chakra on the 73rd Independence Day, reported news agency ANI.
IAF Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal will be honoured with Yudh Seva Medal for her role as a fighter controller during the February 27 aerial conflict between India and Pakistan.
Both Abhinandan Varthaman and Minty Agarwal had displayed exemplary bravery during the aerial conflict that occured after India carried out the Balakot airstrike to avenge attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama.