Earlier this year, Air wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was downed by Pakistani Jet and was captured by Pakistani Air Forces, To this Indian Air force Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa revealed he called Abhinandan’s Father, and told him that He shall try getting Abhinandan back.
When asked what was going through his mind when Abhinandan was shot down and taken prisoner, Dhanoa said, “During Kargil [conflict] I lost my flight commander Ajay Ahuja… he ejected and was then shot… That was going in my mind.”
Adding up to this Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said to Abhinandan’s father that India couldn’t get back Ahuja, but We will definitely get back Abhinandan.
Dhanoa was speaking months after the Indian Air Force launched a daring raid in Pakistan, targeting a terrorist hideout located in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region. The February 26 Balakot airstrike was launched in response to the February 14 Pulwama terror attack.
In response to this Pakistani Forces crossed to India later and our Wing Commander Abhinandan was shot down by a Pakistani F-16 , Before taking him to be as a prisoner.