IAF Pilot Abhinandan’s Squadron is Now the ‘Falcon Slayer’, Special Uniform Patch Lauds F-16 Dogfight The new special patch for the Wing Commander’s unit depicts a MiG-21 Bison in the foreground and a red-colored F-16 in the background. New Delhi: The MiG-21 Bison Squadron of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, the pilot who struck down Pakistan’s F-16 jet during an aerial battle on February 27, is using a special uniform patch lauding his bravery and commemorating the dogfight. Patches are cloth badges that depict the squadron’s role and often identify itself with an important engagement in which the squadron took part. It also reflects the type of aircraft the squadron flies and is worn on flying overalls. The new special patch for the Wing Commander’s unit depicts a MiG-21 Bison in the foreground and a red-colored F-16 in the background.
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