Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today paid a visit to the wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman at a hospital in the national capital, where the former is undergoing treatment.
A day afer he was handed over to India, she conveyed to him that the entire nation is proud of his courage and determination. . During the meeting at a medical facility of the Indian Air Force, Varthaman is understood to have explained to Sitharaman details about his nearly 60-hour stay in Pakistan.
Earlier in the day, Varthaman met IAF chief BS Dhanoa and apprised him about his detention in the neighbouring country. He is reportedly going through a cooling down process which is likely to continue for few more days. As part of this, he will be kept under medical observation and be debriefed by the Air Force.