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Hope he returns home safe: Father of IAF pilot held by Pakistan

The father of Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, captured by Pakistan after an air combat, on Thursday said he was proud of his son’s bravery and hoped for his safe return home, as he thanked citizens for their support and good wishes.Air Marshal (retd) S Varthaman said in a statement his son talked (in purported videos circulating on social media) like a ‘true soldier’ despite being in captivity and that he was praying he would not get tortured in the neighbouring country and return home ‘safe and sound’.

Pakistan held Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman Wednesday after fighter jets of both nations engaged in an air battle following an unsuccessful attempt to target Indian military installations in retaliatory strikes.

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