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Here are some reactions after Abhinandan Varthaman trims his gunslinger moustache

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Published : Sep 3, 2019, 3:04 pm IST
Updated : Sep 3, 2019, 3:04 pm IST

Videos and photos from Monday's flight of the MiG-21 however, showed that Varthaman had shaved off the moustache.

Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman on Monday flew a joint sortie Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa in MiG-21 fighter. (Photo: Social Media)
 Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman on Monday flew a joint sortie Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa in MiG-21 fighter. (Photo: Social Media)

Mumbai: Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman on Monday flew a joint sortie Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa in MiG-21 fighter.

He was recently awarded the Vir Chakra for shooting down a Pakistan fighter jet in a dogfight earlier this year. Varthaman had been taken captive by Pakistan after being shot down over Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in a dogfight which came in response to the Pulwama terror attack.

 

He was released two days after his capture, which de-escalated tensions between India and Pakistan.

During the negotiations after he was captured, Varthaman had become the face of the crisis - and what made him recognisable was his signature gunslinger moustache.

Videos and photos from Monday's flight of the MiG-21 however, showed that Varthaman had shaved off the moustache.

 

 

Tags: indian air force, abhinandan varthaman, mig 21
Location: India, Maharashtra