‘R-73 Selected’, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s Last Radio Message Before Ejecting Out of Mig-21 Bison

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in his last radio message before ejecting his Mig-21 Bison was, "R-73 selected". He then let loose the Vympel R-73 air-to-air missile at the Pakistan fighter jet, F-16, before he himself was hit.

Budgam Mi-17 V5 Crash: Last Rites of Wg Cd Sidharth Vashisht and Sq Ldr Ninad Mandavgane Performed in Their Respective Native Places WIth Full MIlitary Honours

On February 27, when the entire nation was praying for the safety of Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was taken into custody by Pakistan Army after his aircraft crashed into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), we lost lost six IAF personnel in a Mi-17 V5 helicopter crash in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district.