And for a Friday when the whole Country is anxiously awaiting the return of Wg. Cdr. Abhinandan….. some thoughts…..
Terrorist Masood Azhar of Jaish-e-Mohammad, the brain child of the ISI and “implementing Tool” of the Pakistani Army, celebrated and owned responsibility for the massacre of 42 Indians at Pulwama on Feb 14. India was aghast and raging. In one swift move on Wednesday, the brave Pilots of Indian Air Force pounded and completely destroyed the Training camps. More than 300 Terrorists annihilated deep into Pakistan’s Forest, messaging to the World that India is now a Big Economy and powerful enough to defend itself from any Terrorist outfit anywhere in Pakistan. It also helped that all G-7 countries including US Joint Chief of Staff – Gen Joseph Dunford talked down the Military Establishment in Pak which controls the Pakistan Foreign Policy. A double victory diplomatically and on the Ground.
Movies are made of Real life Episodes in the case of Wing Commander Abhinandan. It’s the other way around. Abhinandan’s father, Air Marshall S.Varthaman (Retd) was the consultant to famous film maker Mani Ratnam who made the Tamil Film “Katrina Veliyidai” in 2017 in which the Hero of the film Sq. Ldr. Varun Chakrapani is shot down and taken as prisoner in Pakistan. The movie was set in the backdrop of the Kargil war. Alas, today in REAL life the father Air Marshall Varthaman will receive his son Wg. Cdr. Abhinandan at the Wagah Border….. life’s twists and turns.
All of us Indians can be proud that Pakistan now knows that it’s Nuclear shields and suckering up to China will no longer allow it to use “Non-State” actors to ruin India. Let’s all build a Strong India, the Brave way, the Ethical way, the SEEGOS way.