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B-Town Celebs Salute Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's Return, Post Heartfelt Messages

Darpan News Desk IANS, 02 Mar, 2019
  • B-Town Celebs Salute Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's Return, Post Heartfelt Messages

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was received by the IAF team at the Wagah-Attari border on Friday evening as Pakistan handed the braveheart back to India.

 

The ace pilot was received with a thunderous welcome by hundreds of people gathered at the Wagah-Attari border. Ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza, who is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, posted a heartwarming message for Abhinandan following his return to India.

 

Wing commander’s return is being seen as a diplomatic win for India. Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced that Abhinandan, who was taken a prisoner on February 27- would be handed to India as ‘peace gesture’ following India’s refusal to hold down talks on the issue.

 

Mirza, who has won numerous accolades for India, took to social media platform Twitter to welcome back Wing Commander Abhinandan as she wrote that the ace pilot is India ‘Hero in the truest sense’.

 
 
 
 

“Welcome back Wing Commander Abhinandan .. you are our HERO in the truest sense.. The country salutes you and the bravery and dignity you have shown #Respect #WelcomeBackAbinandan Jai Hind,” wrote Mirza on Twitter following Abhinandan’s release.

 

Earlier on Wednesday, Abhinandan had downed a Pakistani Air Force’s F-16 fighter jet by firing an R-73 air-to-air missile, but his MiG-21 Bison was hit during a dogfight.

 

Unfortunately, Abhinandan’s ejected parachute took him to PoK, where a mob of Pakistani villagers attacked him. However, the braveheart was rescued by the Pakistani armymen.

 

Following his capture, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had issued a stern message to the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haidar Shah demanding the immediate release of Abhinandan.

 
 

Our hero is home: Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone salute Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's return

 
 

While India’s ‘brave son’ landed on the Indian soil after two days of being captured by Pakistan, Bollywood celebrities have saluted his bravery. Earlier, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan announced that the IAF officer would be released as a “gesture of peace” which came as a result of the Surgical Strike 2.0.

 

At around 9:30 pm, IAF pilot Abhinandan came entered India via Attari-Wagah border. While several celebs have welcomed the braveheart including Riteish Deshmukh, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Parineeti Chopra, Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, Shahid Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Vivek Oberoi and many more, Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone too shared their joy of the Wing Commander’s homecoming.

 

On Twitter, Alia wrote, “Our hero is back.” The actress who was recently in Gully Boy, posted the message with an emoji of the Indian flag, while Deepika Padukone saluted him with a sign of “Jai Hind”.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Alia is currently at St Moritz, Switzerland, for Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s pre-wedding celebrations. The actress has been prepping for her upcoming film Brahmastra which stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Mouni Roy. On the other hand, Deepika will be prepping up for Laxmi Saa’s biopic Chhappak, directed by Meghna Gulzar.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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