Guwahati, May 5, 2019
Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman appeared to be in high spirits as he posed for selfies with colleagues and other servicemen.
In an undated video, Varthaman, who was visiting his former colleagues in Jammu and Kashmir recently – for the first time after his ordeal, happily posed for selfies with everyone.
It may be mentioned that the Wing Commander spent some days in Pakistani custody when his MiG-21 was shot down in a dogfight with PAF jets a day after the February 26th, 2019 Balakot strike.
In the video, which has now gone viral on social media, Varthaman is seen joining the group in chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jai and cheers for the Indian Air Force, its 1 Wing and the Defence Security Corps.
In a short address after the selfies, Wing Commander Varthaman said, All these photographs are not for you but for your families I could not meet. All of you and your families prayed for my health and I want to thank them all.”