Captured Indian MiG-21 pilot suffered injuries in the lower spine and a rib

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman suffered an injury in his lower spine when he ejected from his MiG-21 fighter jet last week, after an aerial engagement with an F-16, news agency ANI quoted sources as saying on Sunday.

The agency also reported that Wing Commander Abhinandan will undergo some more check ups and treatment at the Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi Cantonment, as he has another injury on a rib.

The 35-year-old IAF pilot Abhinandan was among the first fighter jets that had been scrambled to repulse a package of nearly 24 fighter jets of the Pakistan Air Force that had transgressed into Indian airspace with a view to target Indian military installations in the Rajouri sector, writes “The Hindustan Times”.