Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Wartman, captured by Pakistani forces on Wednesday, has become the focal point against the backdrop of tensions between the two countries.
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His plane was taken down in what Islamabad called India's "vengeance," featuring air strikes on its territory.
His capture is seen as a major impediment to India. The government has demanded immediate release, and Indian social media are full of tweets for him, many calling him a hero and praying for his safe return.
Local media reported that the crowds began to bury his family home shortly after the news of his capture. distribution. The Hindu Times newspaper quotes one of his relatives as asking the government to "secure his release" immediately.
His family refused to comment on his detention.
The son of a former fighter pilot, Wing Krp Abhinandan, was originally commissioned as a pilot-fighter in 2004. His mother is a doctor. He is reported to be in his mid-30s.
His father, Air Marshal Simhakuti Vartman, worked with an acclaimed Tamil director, Manny Ratham, acting as an advisor to his 2017 film, Kateur Veliday, who was placed against the backdrop of the Kagel conflict between India and Pakistan in 1999. At that time Mr. Vartman was an Air Marshal.
A clip from his broadcast on a local television show – NDTV Good Times – in 2011 is also spreading widely.
It's joking about how you need "bad attitude" to be a successful fighter pilot. It also talks about how you trust your colleagues with your life by referring to the "blind faith" in your pilot when you are in the air.
Initially, India said all of its pilots were reported contradicting Pakistan's allegations of capturing a pilot.
But the Pakistani Information Ministry then released – and later erased – a video showing the temple and blood on his face. This prompted an angry Delhi to call on Israham's High Commissioner of Commissar and to condemn what he calls "vulgar representation of early staff".
In the later footage, the commander of the wing, Abkhandan, could be seen drinking a cup of tea without a bandage. He seemed to have been cleansed.
He said his name, his military position, and he was "from the south," but refused to share details when asked about his mission: "I must not tell you that
The Pakistani military spokesman, Major General Assyff Gafor said the pilot was "treated according to military ethics."
Many Indian politicians expressed concern and solidarity with the pilot, a general statement in the opposition blamed the government for "clear politicization of the victims of the armed forces."  Skip to Twitter by @RahulGandhi
I'm sorry to hear that one of our brave and IAF pilots are missing.I hope soon to return home safely.We stand with our armed forces in these difficult times 🇮🇳
– Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 27, 2019  End of post on Twitter by @RahulGandhi