ISLAMABAD: The captive Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan informed on Wednesday that the army personnel of Pakistan ‘were thorough gentlemen’. He further added that the Pakistan Army treated him well.
The Indian airforce pilot spoke this on a video clip where he mentioned that he wanted ‘to bring this on record’ that the Pakistani army personnel has treated him well. He further added that the behaviour of Pakistan army is quite impressive and professional.
The captive Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan was asked if he was treated well to which he responded by saying “Yes, I have been. And I would like to put this on record that I will not change my statement if I go back to my country also.”
He added that he has been looked after by the Pakistan Army officers very well and added that the Pakistan Army personnel were thorough gentlemen, starting ‘from the captain who rescued him’.
The IAF pilot Abhinandan was asked about the place from where he hail from to which he replied that he was from ‘down South’.
The captured Indian pilot responded to a question to describe the aircraft he was flying by saying that “I am sorry, I am not supposed to tell you this, but I am sure you have found the records”. He further refused to answer about the nature of his mission.
Captured Indian Wing Commander Abhinandan was further seen in the video, sipping tea from a cup, and mentioning “The tea is fantastic, thank you,” in response to a question.
He further said the “I am married,” when inquired about some details related to his personnel life.
The Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor ISPR tweeted on Social media in which he mentioned that there is only one pilot in the custody of Pakistan Army and is being treated as per norms of military ethics. “There is only one pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody. Wing Comd Abhi Nandan is being treated as per norms of military ethics,” he tweeted.
There is only one pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody. Wing Comd Abhi Nandan is being treated as per norms of military ethics. pic.twitter.com/8IQ5BPhLj2
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 27, 2019