As IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman slowly walked into the Indian territory after two days of captivity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in welcoming the hero back home.
PM Modi tweeted, “Welcome Home Wing Commander Abhinandan! The nation is proud of your exemplary courage. Our armed forces are an inspiration for 130 crore Indians. Vande Mataram!”
Politicians and ministers across party lines came together to welcome the braveheart home.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, “Welcome Home! The entire Nation is proud of Wing Commander Abhinandan.”
Congress president Rahul Gandhi wrote: “Wing Cdr. Abhinandan, your dignity, poise and bravery made us all proud. Welcome back and much love”.