The Pakistani pilot whose F-16 was shot down by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthman, has succumbed to his injuries inflicted by his own countrymen. It should be noted that the pilot of F-16 had ejected after getting hit in an aerial engagement and had managed to land safely in his own territory. However, Pakistani locals, considering him an Indian, thrashed him so badly that he had to be admitted in hospital.
The dead pilot has been identified as Wing Commander Shahzaz Ud Din of 19 Squadron (Sherdils) PAF. Ironically, Pakistani establishment hasn’t revealed his identity as it’s authorized to use F-16 only in operations against terrorism.
The case which has become highly embarrassing for Pakistan is being widely discussed on the social media.