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This Twitter Account of IAF Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman is FAKE

If you are following IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Twitter, then stop. It is a fake account.

Updated: March 3, 2019 10:40 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Ashna Kumar

This Twitter Account of IAF Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman is FAKE
IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman (Image: ANI)

New Delhi: Hours after Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman touched Indian soil at Wagha border on Friday after spending 60 hours in Pakistan Army’s custody, a Twitter account suddenly started amassing followers.

If you are following India’s now beloved fighter pilot at @Abhinandan_wc, then stop and unfollow: It is a FAKE account.

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The account currently has more than 2,000 followers, while it follows only 14 people, all government and services’ accounts barring a fan club of Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar.

The account has IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan’s family pictures and tweets thanking the Indian government.

Some series of tweets are also paradoxical in nature, with the impostor behind the account first praising the Pakistan Army for its conduct and the then reasoning his release only due to the Geneva Convention.

The first activity of the account was made on March 1 with a retweet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s welcome to the Indian Air Force pilot.

Wearing blue blazer and grey trousers, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman crossed over into India from the Attari-Wagha border at 9:20 pm on Friday, March 1. He was handed over by the Pakistan Rangers to the BSF personnel following paperwork.

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