Security agencies debrief Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on March 3 underwent debriefings by security agencies even as his medical check up continued for the second day at a military hospital in New Delhi, officials said.

A number of senior Indian Air Force (IAF) officials also met Wg. Cmdr. Varthaman who was brought to Delhi after he returned to India from Pakistan through the Attari-Wagah border late on March 1.

Wg. Cmdr. Varthaman was debriefed by the security agencies and it will continue for the next couple of days. He also underwent several medical tests as part of a cooling down process, the officials said. “The efforts have been to ensure that he returns to the cockpit soon,” a military official said.


Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa met Wg. Cmdr. Varthaman separately on March 2 during which he apprised them about the mental trauma he was subjected to during his captivity in Pakistan.


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