Diary of Events Released by IAF: From Indian Airspace Violation by Pakistan to Return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman
Mig-21 Bison (Photo Credits: facebook/@IndianAirForce)

New Delhi, March 1: After Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman returned to India, the Indian Air Force (IAF) released a diary of events starting from the day when the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) violated the Indian airspace to the release of the IAF officer. The IAF in a series of tweets as well in a Facebook post gave details descriptions of the events. IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman Returns From Pakistan Via Attari Wagah Border; India Celebrates; See Pic & Video.

According to the IAF, on February 27, 2017, at around 10:00 am its radars detected a large package of PAF aircraft heading towards the Indian Territory towards general area Jhangar and they breached the Indian airspace west of Rajauri in Sunderbani Area. To counter the enemy aggression, the IAF fighters including MiG-21 Bison, Su-30 MKI, Mirage-2000 were tasked to intercept the intruder. Video of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman 'Dancing' With Pakistani Army Personnel is Fake!

IAF Tweets:

The PAF aircraft attempting to target military installations were intercepted by IAF fighters which thwarted their plans, said the Indian Air Force. The post further reads, “Although PAF bombs have fallen in Indian Army Formation compounds however they were unable to cause any damage to our Military Installations.”

Video of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman crossing Attari border:

IAF Tweets:

Mentioning about Wing Commander Varthaman, the IAF stated that In the aerial combat that ensued one F-16 of PAF was shot down by an IAF MiG-21 Bison. The F-16 crashed and fell across the Line of Control (LOC) in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). In the aerial engagement, the IAF lost one MiG-21, and Wing Commander Vartharaman ejected safely, but his parachute drifted into (PoK) where he was taken into custody by Pakistan Army. IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman Returns to India; Here's How PM Narendra Modi, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh Reacted

IAF's Facebook post:

Earlier, on Friday night, Wing Commander Vartharaman returned to India from Pakistan via Attari-Wagah Border. The IAF officer crossed over to the Indian side with a smile on his face. The IAF pilot's return came two days after he was taken into custody by Pakistan Army. The PAF violated the Indian airspace a day after the IAF destroyed terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Balakot who claimed responsibility of February 14 Pulwama attack.