IAF wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman needs no introduction. While our B-town celebs are flocked by fans for their fictional representational of characters on screen, Abhinandan Varthaman is a real-life national hero who not only braved all odds to survive an extremely difficult situation but has won the respect and hearts of everyone in the country.
The squadron leader was captured by Pakistani army last month and he returned 2 days later and was advised to be on a sick leave. However, he surprised everyone once again with his determination when he decided to join back his squadron in Srinagar. The IAF pilot chose to go back to serving his nation instead of staying home. People on social media are lauding him by calling him a lion who's returned for the kill and a hero who is back to serve his nation. He has already expressed his desire to go back to flying fighter jets and hence a medical board is supposed to review his health before a decision can be made on the same.
He was captured by Pakistan after his MiG-21 Bison was shot during an aerial combat and even though he was captured and interrogated, he continued to choose his loyalty towards his motherland over saving himself after he refused to give away any sensitive information about India.