Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan on Wednesday after Pakistan Air Force shot down his MiG-21 fighter jet, is a skilled soldier who was known as the ‘Veerappan of his course’ among his batchmates. [Veerappan was an Indian outlaw who had similar mustache and sideburns].
In other words, he was so hardworking and skilled that he outshined all his course mates during training. He is an avid reader and is also known for his exceptional speaking skills.
After the emergence of this new information, social media users on multiple platforms have opined that there are good and hardworking people with families on both sides of the border and war would be a tragedy.