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On Friday, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, was received by the IAF team at the Wagah-Attari border. The IAF pilot, Abhinandan was received with a heartfelt welcome by hundreds of people that were gathered at the Wagah-Attari Border. Several Bollywood celebrities and famous personalities expressed their heart out on Twitter. Among all, Indian tennis player Sania Mirza, who is married to a Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, shared a heartwarming post for Abhinandan following his return to India.
Mirza took it to Twitter and welcomed, Wing Commander Abhinandan as she wrote, “Welcome back Wing Commander Abhinandan .. you are our HERO in the truest sense.. The country salutes you and the bravery and dignity you..Welcome Back Abinandan Jai Hind.”
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) March 1, 2019
After Sania’s post, social media was flooded with a lot of mixed reaction by the users. The netizens of India paid congratulatory messages for Abhinandan, as the entire nation saluted the hero and paid tributes to his bravery. Whereas the netizens from neighbouring country trolled Sania on Twitter.
Checkout some of the reactions from both, India and the neighboring country below:
— karthik (@karjk) March 1, 2019
Jantey hain yeh tweet kerna apki majboori thi… #AbhinandanReturns after a failed attempt!
— Syeda Bushra Aamir بشریٰ (@BushraAamir) March 1, 2019
History can’t b changed.. Koi b Jung Ho pak Se BHARAT hamesha jeeta hai aur aage bhi jeetega.. Twitter pe jhooti Naaz aur Ghamand dikhane Se kuch nai hoga.. Famous to Ye TERRORISTAN naam se hee hai duniya me. #WelcomeHomeAbinandan #Abhinanadan
— Sangeeta (@Sangeet39816045) March 1, 2019
— Shobha deshmukh (@Shobhadeshmukh3) March 1, 2019
Hero pakra gya
Pakistan army ki tareef kr rha ha jab k indian media ko bura bhala bol rha ha pic.twitter.com/QIAoFOZIc2
— Love Pakistan (@PM_Khan_PM) March 1, 2019
I wanna tell those who are abusing @MirzaSania that Abhinandan has destroyed your F-16. IAF has destroyed your bunkers & killed 300+ terrorists. This is why we respect our soldiers. Now tell me why did Imran leave so early ?
We like this fear. Take care Sania.
— ModuSir ( विद्रोही ) (@ModuSir) March 1, 2019
ar lagta ha ap #PakistanStrikesBack bhol gaye hoo . no OFFENSE bhai but i am proud that our forces release your failed commander.and you ppl are celebrating hir bravery. We released him only for peace cx we are citizens of pure land called Pakistan .
— Be_jay khattak (@BushraKhattak3) March 1, 2019
Hero for getting caught??? 🤣
— Niba KhaN ❤ (@NibaJan) March 1, 2019
What is your criteria of a hero? A pilot who failed in his mission, who lost his aircraft, who was begging for his life when mob was thrashing him, saved by Pakistani soldiers and released as a Peace gesture.
Pakistan Zindabad ✌️
— Madiha Naeem (@madiha83) March 1, 2019
Salute to our real hero #WelcomeHomeAbhinandan
— Sufiyan Roshan سفیان روشن (@sufiyangaur1) March 1, 2019
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthman, was captured by the neighbour country after his fighter jet crashed with a F-16 on Wednesday. Soon things went out of control and before his jet crashed, he was forced to eject which made him land across the Line of Control.
On Thursday, the neighbouring country’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan announced that he would be released, which signalled a pull-back as the situations were getting out of control.