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India launches air combat game featuring Abhinandan

The Indian Air Force has launched a combat-based mobile game – Indian Air Force: A Cut Above, featuring a character resembling its pilot shot down and captured by Pakistan earlier this year.

The 3D mobile gaming app was launched at an event by Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa in New Delhi.

The character, who looks like handlebar-moustached wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman, can be seen at the start of the single player game’s teaser trailer released by the air force on Twitter.

“I fly deep into enemy territory, and strike fear in the heart of my enemies,” the text of the trailer said as it showed shots of fighter jets shooting at targets. Abhinandan in February was shot down in a dogfight with Pakistani aircraft over Pakistan administered Kashmir.

The Android and iOS-based mobile game ‘Indian Air Force: A Cut Above’ will let players fly different aircraft and complete various missions.

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