New Delhi: While following the directives from the Union home ministry, the information and technology ministry of India has requested YouTube to remove all 11-video links showing Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in Pakistani captivity from their website.
A government official has now confirmed that the videos of the Indian Air Force pilot have now been removed from the platform.
An official from Google, which owns YouTube, has confirmed that the Indian government has requested to remove the links and their company complies with valid requests. The official said, “The company complies with “valid legal requests from authorities wherever possible, consistent with our longstanding policy and act quickly to remove such material.”
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was captured by the Pakistan army on Wednesday when he landed on the Pakistani side of the line of control in Kashmir when his MIG-21 was shot down by a Pakistani warplane during an air battle between both the countries. Pakistan too has also lost an F-16 fighter in the aerial dogfight with an IAF MiG-21.
Pakistani warplanes violated Indian airspace, on Wednesday. Pakistan said their air force’s action was an attempt to show their “resolve” and “capabilities” after India carried out air raids against Jaish-e-Muhammed camps deep inside Pakistan. JeM claimed the responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack, in which a suicide bomber killed over 40 CRPF jawans.