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Pakistan

Web Desk
February 27, 2019

Indian media confirms Wing Commander Abhinandan's disappearance

Pakistan

Web Desk
Wed, Feb 27, 2019

Following Pakistan Air Force brazen response to Indian intrusion into the airspace when it struck down two Indian fighter jets and arrested the pilots, Indian media on Wednesday confirmed that Wing Commander Abhinandan took off in Mirage 21 Bison jet and is yet to return.

According to a tweet published by an Indian news agency:

"Sources: IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan took off in a MiG 21 Bison jet today, he is yet to return." 

The Indian Foreign Office also confirmed officially that their MiG-21 jet was shot down and the pilot is missing in action. 

Meanwhile, leading Indian publications NDTV and Hindustan Times also confirmed Abhinandan's disappearance. 

As per reports,  Wing Commander Abhinandan is the son of retired Air Marshal of India. 

Earlier, a video was released by Pakistan Army showing the identity and related details of the captured Indian pilots. 

"My name is Wing Commander Abhinandan and my service number is 27981," the pilot says in a video statement.

"I am a flying pilot and my religion is Hindu [sic]," he continues.

Upon probing for further information, the pilot refuses to speak saying, "I am sorry sir, that's all I am supposed to tell you."

Wing Commander Abhinandan then goes on to say, "May I request for a little information, sir? Am I with the Pakistani army?"