Abhinandan’s mannequin put on display at PAF Karachi museum


A mannequin of Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been displayed inside a war museum of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Karachi.

A Twitter post shows a photo of the mannequin of the IAF pilot, captured on Feb 27 by Pakistan following a dogfight between the two air forces in which his MIG-21 Bison was shot down by Wing Commander Nauman Ali Khan near Azad Kashmir.

Abhinandan was later released on March 1 after two days in Pakistani captivity as a peace gesture.

In a video that was released by the military of Abhinandan when he was in their custody in February this year, the pilot is seen sipping tea and at one point he is heard replying to question: “The tea is fantastic, thank you.”

The photograph shared by Lodhi also captures a mug placed behind on the left-hand side of the Abhinandan’s mannequin which is flanked by a Pakistani soldier. The entire display is encased in a glass showcase.