Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman underwent mental torture while being held captive by the Pakistani Army before being handed over to India under the Geneva Convention last night, claim reports.
Sources: After returning from Pakistan, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has informed that though he was not physically tortured by the Pakistanis; he went through a lot of mental harassment. pic.twitter.com/x7C3lFsrSR
— ANI (@ANI) March 2, 2019
As per reports, the Pakistani Army and ISI tried to mentally torture him while he was being held captive as a Prisoner of War. It is reported that the Pakistani authorities were waiting that if any given point Wg Cmdr Abhinandan’s morale is weakened and he pleads for his release, a video of it can be made to be circulated.
Following his return last night, Wg Cmdr Abhinandan had to undergo debriefing where various agencies in India would question him regarding his stay in Pakistan. He would also undergo physical and psychological tests to check whether he had undergone any torture while in captivity. He would also be checked for bugs or chips which could have been placed by Pakistanis.
Wing Commander Abhinandan chased an F16 fighter jet of Pakistani Air Force (PAF) on a MiG 21 fighter jet on March 27 when PAF violated Indian airspace and attacked military installations while retaliating to the airstrikes carried out by Indian Air Force to destroy Pakistan-based terror camps. His jet was shot down and he drifted towards Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir and was taken into custody. He was returned back to India last night.