Bhilai, Mar 01, 2019: Group Captain Joy T Kurian, also a Pak Attaché, who was given the responsibility to arrange safe transit of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthman from Pakistan hails from Bhilai. An alumnus of Senior Secondary School Sector 10, he is the son of retired teacher Madam A Kurian who lives in Hudco. Being Indian air attaché to Pakistan and posted at the High Commission in Islamabad, he went to Lahore to submit the necessary travel documents that were required prior to releasing Abhinandan.
While talking to media persons, Madam A Kurian asserted that Joy was only carrying out his duty. Since the day Joy joined Air Force, she considers herself to be the mother of soldiers of all the three wings of Indian Military. Therefore her prayers are not for just one Joy but all the defence personnel. She expressed happiness at the safe homecoming of Abhinandan and feels proud that her son was assigned such an important task.