New Delhi, Feb 28 : The Bollywood fraternity on Thursday prayed for the safety of Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot who was 'missing in action', while foiling Pakistan's attempt to target military installations here.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the B-Town celebrities said that India is with Abhinandan and is praying for his safe return.
Amitabh Bachchan said,'Abhinandan .. Sheesh jhuka kar Abhinandan'.
Emraan Hashmi said, 'Such calm and resilience in the face of adversity. Prayers for our brave pilot #AbhinandanVarthaman. Hope for his safe return. #AbhinandanMyHero'.
Ranveer Singh said, 'Braveheart Wing Commander Abhinandan. India is with you.'
Arjun Kapoor said,'My prayers with #wingcommanderabhinandan hope he is safe & we see him back on home soil very soon...'
Farhan Akhtar said,'Thoughts with #WingCommanderAbhinandan and his family. Hoping for his early and safe return. #IndianAirForce'.
Vicky Kaushal said,'I bow down to the bravery and dignity of #WingCommanderAbhinandan. Praying for your safe return.'
Hrithik Roshan said,'Such courage, dignity, honor and grace under pressure. My thoughts are with you #WingCommanderAbhinandan #respect'.
Huma Qureshi said,'Stay strong #WingCommanderAbhinandan I salute your dignity and calmness. It brought tears to my tears . Salute to you and your family !! An entire nation stands with you Sir!'
Gul Panag said,'My thoughts are with the family and colleagues of #WingCommanderAbhinandan
Here's hoping he's back soon. And that our soldiers remain safe - because ultimately, it's their families that are affected and have to deal with the pain- the public moves on.'
Arjun Rampal said,'Heartbreaking yet thought provoking the images of our Wing Commander Abhinandan captured by Pakistani army. Yes emotions run high, yet all one can wonder, Is war really the road to peace here? Just pray that Abhinandan returns home peacefully and safe.'
Hansika Motwani said,'Praying for your safe return #wingcommanderabhinandan'.
Kritika Kamra said,'Reloading twitter again and again only to read about the return of #WingCommanderAbhinandan . I hope and pray it happens soon'.
Amrita Rao said,'A prayer for the safety and well-being and hope for the return of our brave soldier #WingCommanderAbhinandan'.
Nimrat Kaur said,'Strength and resolve to the family and loved ones of #WingCommanderAbhinandan. The nation’s prayers and thoughts are with him in this tough hour. May this stoic, dignified officer be back on Indian soil soon.'
India on Wednesday said Pakistan's attempt to target our military installations were foiled but in the process, one MiG 21 was lost and the pilot is 'missing in action'.
'The Pakistan Air Force was detected and the IAF responded instantly. In that aerial engagement, one Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft was shot down by a MiG 21 Bison of the IAF. The Pakistani aircraft was seen by ground forces falling from the sky on the Pakistan side. In this engagement, we have unfortunately lost one MiG 21,' MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar had said. (UNI)