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Balakot strike: The capture of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman

A day after Balakot air strike on February 26, 2019, a dogfight ensued between air forces of India & Pakistan. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured & released 2 days later.

Feb 27, 2021, 4:49 PM IST

A day after Balakot air strike on February 26, 2019, a dogfight ensued between air forces of India & Pakistan. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured & released 2 days later.

The attacks, however, brought international focus on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar. Two months later, on May 1, Masood Azhar was designated as global terrorist by the United Nations Security Council.