Mathrubhumi: IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman gets Vir Chakra

14 Aug 2019 07:04 PM

Mathrubhumi: IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman gets Vir Chakra

Updated 14 Aug 2019 07:04 PM

ing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who downed an enemy jet during an aerial combat with Pakistan in February and was held captive for three days, has been conferred the Vir Chakra, India's third-highest war time gallantry medal.
The defence ministry announced the military awards on the eve of Independence Day celebrations.
From the Army, Sapper Prakash Jadhav of the Rashtriya Rifles will be posthumously awarded Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry award.
Squadron Leader Minty Agarwal, who played a key role as flight controller during the aerial combat between India and Pakistan on February 27, has been awarded Yudh Seva medal.

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