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IAF transfers Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman from Srinagar over security concerns

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NF Bureau:  The Indian Air Force (IAF) has transferred Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman out of the Srinagar Airbase amid concerns over his security in Jammu & Kashmir.

The Wing Commander has been posted to an important airbase along the Pakistan border. The officer will be undergoing medical tests before deployed to his new place of posting. Sources said, he would be able to continue his flying duties.

While, Abhinandan Varthaman is being recommended for the Vir Chakra, a wartime gallantry medal by the IAF for shooting down an F-16 in aerial conflict with Pakistan, the 12 Mirage 2000 pilots who bombed targets in JeM camps in Pakistan’s Balakot, are being recommended for the Vayu Sena Medal.

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