Balakot air strike hero made Group Captain
The Morning Standard|November 04, 2021
IAF officer Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who gained fame for shooting down a Pakistani F-16 in 2019, was promoted to the rank of Group Captain.
MAYANK SINGH

Confirming the development an IAF officer said, “Yes. Wing Commander Varthaman was approved for the next rank as per merit and he might soon get posted to his new position.”

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