New Delhi: One of the most heart-wrenching stories that came out of the recent spike in tension between India and Pakistan was the case of a Pakistani pilot whose F-16 had been shot down by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and who succumbed to the injuries inflicted by his own countrymen. The pilot had ejected successfully after getting hit in an aerial engagement with Varthaman and had also landed safely in Pakistan's territory. However, the local villagers, assuming that he is an Indian national, thrashed him so badly that he had to be admitted to a hospital.
When will Pakistan reveal details of Wing Commander Shahzad-Ud-Din of No 19 Squadron (Sherdils), pilot of the F-16 that crashed?— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 28, 2019
PAF yet to recognize Martyrdom of Wing Commander Shahzaz Ud Din who ejected himself from F-16 jet after his jet shot by R-73 Missile from Mig-21 and Braveheart #Abhinandan was flying that jet@ZaidZamanHamid chacha ask your Government to recognize and accept his Martyrdom pic.twitter.com/8JGnoaV3KE— प्रकाश ???????? (@prakashSriv) February 28, 2019
Wg Cdr Shahzaz ud Din, the PAF F-16 Pilot of 19 Squadron PAF who lost his life in the MiG-21 and F-16 Air to Air engagement. Rest in Peace, for a soldier died for his country!— LCA Tejas (India) (@Leopard212) February 28, 2019
Wg Cdr Shahzaz ud Din, the PAF F-16 Pilot lost his life.— Mujaid Alam Bakarwal (@alam_mujaid) February 28, 2019
#Exclusive Now its time when pakistan should admit and share details of its Wing Commander Shahzad-Ud-Din of No 19 Squadron (Sherdils), pilot of the F-16 who was killed in @IAF_MCC action in Nowshera sector LoC#Surgical_Strike_2 pic.twitter.com/FXMGyuBk5m— Ajay Jandyal (@ajayjandyal) February 28, 2019