Emotions run high in India as Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today said that Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be sent back home tomorrow. Abhinandan was captured by the Pakistani Army after the MiG-21 Bison jet that he was flying was shot down by the Pakistani Air Force. Abhinandan was kept in Pakistan custody as pressure from all over the world mounted on the neighbouring country to release the pilot.
Soon after the news of Abhinandan’s release broke, Twitter users took to the micro-blogging platform to say Welcome Back Abhinandan.
Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu was one of the first celebrities to react to the news. The Naam Shabana actress wrote, “Now this really brought smile to my face !!! Waiting for tomorrow ….. with bated breath… This is heartening. THIS is worth celebrating.”
Musician Vishal Dadlani wrote, “Bahut khoob, @ImranKhanPTI Saab! Dil se shukriya. #SayNoToWar #WelcomeBackAbhinandan”