The 35-year-old Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthamanwas shot down while flying a MiG-21 fighter in a dogfight with Pakistani aircraft and captured. As soon as he stepped in his motherland through the Attari-Wagah border he said, “It is good to be back in my country”.

Pressure from all over the world made Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan declared that they will be releasing the captured Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthamanwas on March 1.

Soon after the news broke, Twitter users Welcome Back Abhinandan. There was a big smile and relief on the faces of people of India. Prime Minister Modi said the meaning of Abhinandan will change from now.