Two days ago, ARY News, a Pakistan news channel picked up the word ‘abhinandan’ from a speech delivered by PM Modi and came to the conclusion that he was talking about Wing Commander Abhinandan. The video has gone viral on social media after it was posted on Twitter by alert users.
Hilarious. Pakistan media confuses Prime Minister @narendramodi’s ‘Abhinandan’ remark with Wing Commander Abhinandan who shot down a Pak Air Force F16. Abhinandan in Hindi means felicitation, greeting or a cheer. PM was greeting BJP workers and supporters after the victory. ?♂️ pic.twitter.com/ZuxFxnWUn7
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) May 25, 2019
On Saturday evening, after the historic mandate of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Prime Minister had delivered a speech to the newly appointed members at the Parliament Central Hall. During the speech, he used the Hindi word ‘abhinandan’ to congratulate the party workers.
The news channel chose to highlight this word thinking that he was mentioning the Wing Commander Abhinandan. The Anchor had also claimed that after winning the elections PM Modi hasn’t forgotten Wing Commander Abhinandan.
Dear Braindead Pakistan Media,
‘Abhinandan’ doesn’t necessarily mean Wing Commander Abhinandan, it’s a Hindi word that means “Congratulations”. ??? pic.twitter.com/qVxUgGuc6M
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) May 25, 2019
Dear @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL, Hindi word ‘Abhinandan’ means congratulations or to greet. So ‘Abhinandan’ always won’t mean Wing Commander Abhinandan.
If nothing else, look at the context of Modi’s speech. Sensationalise karne k liyay bhi aqal chaiye.. ??♀️pic.twitter.com/pgwcpOucla
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) May 25, 2019
The Wing Commander in an encounter with the intruding Pakistan fighter jets shot down a Pakistan F-16 jet with a missile fired from his MiG-21 Bison. Following which he was forced to eject after his MiG-21 Bison was shot by Pakistan, landing him in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir. He was captured by the Pakistan army and was beaten up, choked and tortured in the first 24 hours of captivity. But Pakistan released and handed him to India after that due to mounting international pressure.