Abhinandan Varthaman’s Vir Chakra award becomes fodder for hilarious jokes and memes

The netizens came up with some hilarious memes regarding Abhinandan Varthaman.

Abhinandan VarthamanThe Indian Airforce pilot, Abhinandan Varthaman, has once again become fodder for hilarious jokes and memes. The Indian pilot, who was captured by the Pakistani forces after shooting down his aircraft, was conferred the Vir Chakra by President Ram Nath Kovind “for shooting down a Pakistani F-16 fighter aircraft.”

The news was shared by Asian News International, an Indian news agency, but little did they know that it would become a laughing stock on Twitter. Reacting to the news, Senator Sherry Rehman wrote on her Twitter: “Is this for real? Award for drinking tea in Pakistani custody?.”

“This is what too much bollywood does to your nation’s braincells,” wrote a Twitter user.

Another Twitter user shared a screenshot of a news contradicting the Indian claim of shooting down an F-16.

“I didn’t know that those military officers are bestowed with highest military awards in India who drink fantastic tea after surrending in enemy country,” wrote Pakistani actress Sehar Shinwari.

Journalist Fareeha Idrees wrote that the Indian Airforce in awarding him for getting shot by the Pakistani pilots.

The netizens came up with some hilarious memes regarding Abhinandan Varthaman.

After having him in custody for more than two days, Pakistan had released him as peace gesture. “I saw the Indian flag on his parachute and knew he was Indian. I also saw his plane get hit and saw him float down,” an eye witness had said regarding the moment the jet was shot down. Recently, the Indian pilot was promoted to the rank of Group Captain.

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  • If the highest Indian award is given for surrendering to Pakistan Air Force, then we have nothing to worry about. After the T20 world cup debacle, the Indian cricketers also deserve this award.

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