Caption Abhinandan Varthaman is to be awarded the Vir Chakra on Monday, by the President Ram Nath Kovind for shooting down an Pakistani F-16 combat aircraft in in aerial battle on the 27th of February on the 27th of February, 2019.
Abhinandan Varthaman at the time a Wing Commander , was caught in a dogfight against an Pakistani fighter jet during the air combat that occurred between Indian as well as Pakistani Air Forces which followed after the Pulwama attack.
Varthaman’s MiG-21 fighter plane was shot down following the time it was able to take down the F-16 and was later arrested and detained by authorities of the Pakistan Army after he landed within their the territory of their.
The Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman recently was elevated to the rank of Group Captain. Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal is to be given the Shaurya Chakra (posthumously) for his part in an operation that led to the neutralization of five terrorists.