Sunday, January 17, 2021

Leading Pop Band Akcent Meets Pakistan Army Officials; Takes Another Dig At IAF Pilot Abhinandan

Romanian singer and songwriter Adrian Sina, also a member of the popular pop act Akcent met Pakistani DG – ISPR of Pakistan Army Major-General Asif Ghafoor in Rawalpindi and took another gid at IAF Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman.

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In a video shared on Twitter, the Akcent star revealed his delight of visiting Pakistan from the Romanian capital Bucharest.

“Hello, I am Adrian Sina from Akcent. I am so happy that I have had the chance to travel a long way, from Bucharest, where I live, to Pakistan, to meet the general,” the singer is seen saying in his video message. 

“I have discovered, once again, that Pakistani tea is fantastic,” Sina says, taking a veiled jibe at Indian air force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan.

The “tea is fantastic” phrase was made famous by netizens after by detained Indian pilot Varthaman, said the same lines when in Pakistani detention.

Pakistan has consistently rubbed salt on the Indian wounds over Abhinandan Varthaman. Earlier, Islamabad installed a mannequin Varthaman inside a war museum of Pakistan Air Force in Karachi.


A Twitter posting by Pakistan journalist Anwar Lodhi shows a photo of the mannequin of Abhinandan Varthaman, captured on February 27 by Pakistan following a dogfight between the two air forces in which his MIG-21 was shot down in Pakistan-administered-Kashmir.

The photograph on the microblogging site 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.

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During a counter-attack in response to the Balakot airstrike in February, Abhinandan, while flying the MiG 21 Bison, was chasing Pakistani F-16 fighters, which had transgressed into the Indian airspace, and in the process, his plane crossed over to Pakistani side and was shot down.

He ejected safely but was taken into custody by the Pakistan Army upon landing. Before his plane was shot, he had hit a Pakistani F-16. Abhinandan returned to India on March 1 via the Wagah-Attari border after two days in Pakistani captivity. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the release of Varthaman, terming his decision “a peace gesture.”


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