You guys all remember Wing Commander Abhinandan, right? He was the Indian pilot who was captured by the Pakistani Air Force back in February amidst the whole Pak-India tension. And of course, he was offered chai, and later returned peacefully at the Wagha border. The whole chai video went viral and you can read about it right here.
I wanna put this on record, and I wont change if I go back to my country that I'm very impressed by Pak Army. They are thorough gentlemen and this is what I want to behave my army as. Tea is fantastic and I'm married. Wing Commander #Abhinanden in a new video. #budgam #IAF pic.twitter.com/6B2Y87vB1A
— Siddique Jan (@SdqJaan) February 27, 2019
Recently, another video went viral in which the Wing Commander is reuniting with his colleagues.
— ANI (@ANI) May 4, 2019
ScoopWhoop, an Indian publication, even shared the video, writing “Back to being a national hero” in the caption.
The undated video that has been circulating the net shows the IAF pilot, Abhinandan Varthaman basically being greeted (kafi josh se) by his colleagues. He happily takes a bunch of pictures and videos with them. Abhinandan joins in with their pro-India chants. When the group has settled down a bit, and the selfies have ceased, Abhinandan tells his colleagues why he took pictures with them.
He tells them, “These pictures are for your families.”
He asks them, when they show these pictures back home, to tell their families “All the best” from his side. He tells them that many people prayed for his well being and for his health, and added: “your families were amongst them”.
His colleagues were clapping and the pictures continued once again and the Wing Commander Abhinandan left saying “Thank you very much.”
The whole interaction was super sweet and people think so too.
— mitu$hi (@Mitushi15) May 4, 2019
People are glad he’s doing well.
First video since he was discharged from hospital, here’s Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman taking pictures with men. This is likely sometime last month. Video from some Air Force groups. He looks well! 👊🏽#Abhinandan 😃 pic.twitter.com/qrqSLt328N
— kreative_kartik.__ 🇮🇳 (@kartikeyapareek) May 4, 2019
They even praised him for being humble.
— JJG (@JordenJigmie) May 4, 2019
While many are questioning why he’s being hailed as a hero in the first place…
— Lone Wolf (@Pak_Faujj) May 5, 2019
Even Pakistanis had their two cents to share.
Every Indian air force pilot must try a Pakistani cup of tea to become India national hero.worlds most expensive Tea. Allahumdulilah we don't have such kind of craps.Our airforce prefer to die instead of captured#Abhinandan
— Irfan_Balouch (@IrfanBa83001969) May 5, 2019
#Abhinandan is a man having good luck in abundance. Invaded Pakistan's territory, chased, crashed, survived, beaten by mob, rescued Thanksto #PakistanArmy), arrested, released within a short span of time.#PakArmy4Peace https://t.co/LaQna3yTtC
— ZeeShan (@Mr_Goteriala) May 5, 2019
Well hero or not, that’s for you to choose. But all we know is – make chai, not war!
— Naveed Ahmed🇵🇰 (@Naveed_Tweets_) March 1, 2019