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Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman Flies MiG-21 with Air Chief Dhanoa in Pathankot

India | ANI | September 2, 2019, 1:19 pm
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 Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Monday flew a sortie on a MiG-21 fighter aircraft along with Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Monday flew a sortie on a MiG-21 fighter aircraft along with Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa. "The sortie was flown from the Pathankot airbase in Punjab. Abhinandan had been cleared for flying last month following a thorough medical check-up," a senior IAF officer told IANS. According to IAF sources, the sortie lasted for around half-an-hour and was conducted on a trainer MiG-21 aircraft. In this photo, IAF Chief BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman are seen walking towards the MiG-21 ahead of their sortie. (Image: ANI)

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 IAF Chief BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman pose after completing their sortie in Pathankot. Abhinandan started flying the MiG-21 in August after he was declared medically fit from injuries he sustained while ejecting from a fighter jet that was hit by a Pakistani missile on February 27. He had been barred from flying after February 27 owing to injuries sustained during the incident in which he had landed across the border on the Pakistani side (Image: ANI)

IAF Chief BS Dhanoa and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman pose after completing their sortie in Pathankot. Abhinandan started flying the MiG-21 in August after he was declared medically fit from injuries he sustained while ejecting from a fighter jet that was hit by a Pakistani missile on February 27. He had been barred from flying after February 27 owing to injuries sustained during the incident in which he had landed across the border on the Pakistani side (Image: ANI)

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