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Preity Zinta: Americans are shocked that a 65-year-old MiG 21 shot down an F16
Tensions escalated between Indian and Pakistan after Indian Air Force (IAF) launched an air strike in retaliation to the Pulwama terror attack. In response, the Pakistani Air Force targeted military installations on the Indian side on Wednesday. Thanks to the alert IAF, who gave a befitting reply to Pakistan and forced PAF to go back. During the operation, Indian Air Force’s Wing Commander Abhinandan’s jet crashed and he was arrested by Pakistani forces. But before that, Abhinandan’s MiG 21 had shot down Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jet. Isn’t it great? While it’s a great new for Indians, Americans are shocked to hear this. The news of Americans being shocked was shared by none other than our beloved actress Preity Zinta.
Taking to a Twitter, Preity said that the Americans are shocked to hear that a 65-year-old Russian MiG 21 shot down an American made F16 at the India-Pak border. She also appreciated the effort of Wing Commander Abhinandan and called him and MiG 21 ‘best’. Don’t believe us? Then look at her tweet below:
People in America r shocked dat a 65year old Russian #MIG21 shot down an American made & sold #F16 at the India Pak border.This tells a lot about pilot training.The best plane is the one with the best pilot inside✈️🙏🤗🇮🇳 #WelcomeHomeAbhinandan #RealHero #IndianAirForce #JaiHind pic.twitter.com/F32AhMN2dA
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) March 1, 2019
Coming back to Abhinandan, Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan on Thursday evening announced that they will be releasing him. Thrilled with happiness, Preity had a sleepless night yesterday. Taking to Instagram, the actress shared the fighter pilot’s photo and saluted his bravery and valour.
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It’s midnight & I cannot sleep. I’m so happy that #AbhinandanVartaman is going to be coming home. I can only imagine what his family feels right now. Every minute will feel like a lifetime & the heart will skip many beats. #WelcomeBackAbhinandan 🙏 We salute your bravery & valour. #Jaihind 🇮🇳 #RealHero #Indianairforce
Previously, the actress had suggested that India and Pakistan should fight against terrorism, poverty and illiteracy and not amongst themselves.
Being an army kid I can say confidently that the only war India & Pakistan should fight is against terrorism, poverty and illiteracy . Full stop. #SayNoToWar #SayNoToTerrorism #Jaihind🇮🇳 #SaluteOurForces 🙏
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) February 28, 2019
Everyone is waiting with bated breath to welcome Commander Abhinandan back home.