After five videos of Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s were released by Pakistan on various media platforms, the security officials on Wednesday requested not to share any information and video of the pilot.
Officials said that the videos of the captured Indian Air Force pilot released on the WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is a part of a psychological operation against India and the netizens must desist from sharing them further on social media.
“It is aimed to demoralise the forces and people,” the officials said.
This came after Pakistan captured Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman amid cross border airstrikes between the two air forces. The wing commander ejected safely from his MiG 21 Bison aircraft but landed across the Line of Control and was taken into custody by Pakistani army. “There is only one pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody. Wing Comd Abhinandan is being treated as per norms of military ethics,” Pakistani military spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said.
IAF sources have identified the pilot as Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. “Please don’t ask us to share the videos of Wing Commander Abhinandan. We will not share his videos and are requesting you to please don’t share videos and photos of the pilot,” an Indian Military Updates said.
This comes after the conflict between Indian and Pakistan escalated on Wednesday after the Pakistan Air Force violated Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Nowshera sectors. While Indian officials said that a Pakistani Air Force F-16 fighter jet was shot down in Jammu, Pakistan has claimed to have shot down two IAF aircraft and arrested two pilots.