On August 15, 2019, India honored its Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman with Vir Chakra award for paying a “Safe Chakkar” (safe visit) to its less neighboring and more rival country Pakistan. The award was given because the officer had the privilege to spend some days in Pakistani custody and then returning safely.
“Vir Chakra award is the third highest wartime military award in India and we presented this award to Abhinandan because he didn’t have to fight to get it. What can be a bigger bravery than that?”an official from IAF said.
“We will also be thankful if we are also honored with such awards for surviving a jet crash and also getting beaten up afterwards. No pilot would have to sacrifice his life in this way”, the official said hopefully.
Abhinandan spent three days in Pakistani custody where he was taught some manners to talk, answer and also how one should have tea.
It was reported that after his release, he missed that tea for many days because the tea was magical.
“We are thinking about bringing that tea to India because of its magical taste and obviously Officer Abhi will do the honors so that he can get the Vir Chakra award once again”, officials from the high level medical board of IAF told us.
Some Indian sources reported that after winning the gallantry award, Abhinandan has expressed his desire to return to his IAF duty and according to the IAF sources, Abhinandan will be back to his duty soon where he will also be training his fellow officers and subordinates on how to get “Vir Chakra Award” in a safe way.
“The officer will train others on how to avoid the rival attack by crashing the jet and then also on how to stay safe during the crash”, an official told the source.
According to Pakistan Air Force officials, they are happy on Abhinandan’s achievement because had Abhinandan seemed enough clever and dangerous, he would not have been handed over to his country.
“He was not dangerous at all. We only harm dangerous predators so we freed him”, an officer from PAF said.
“We wish Indian Air Force for the training of their future staff because we thing India is considering no harm policies by producing pilots like Abhinandan. Bravery will soon be limited to awards and honors”, he said.
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