After reports of an Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot, reportedly named Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, captured in Pakistan following an air strike emerged, social media went into overdrive. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a statement had confirmed that we were missing one pilot but did not name the airman. Celebrities and politicians, however, took to social media to share their thoughts on the latest development.
On February 26, India conducted a series of retaliatory strikes on Jaish terror camps in Pakistan. A day later jets of both countries engaged in battle.