PUBLISHED ON: March 1, 2019 | Duration: 0 min, 39 sec
Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman with a warm tweet on Friday night, shortly after the captured pilot was escorted into India through the Wagah Crossing amid loud cheers from jubilant crowds. "Welcome Home Wing Commander Abhinandan! The nation is proud of your exemplary courage. Our armed forces are an inspiration for 130 crore Indians. Vande Mataram!" he tweeted.