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Indian pilot returns home a hero, sparks mustache trend

Mar 04, 2019 - CNN

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- The Indian fighter pilot captured by Pakistan after his plane was shot down in a dogfight has become an unlikely fashion trendsetter following his return to India.

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman became the unwitting face of cross-border tensions after crashing in Pakistani territory last week.

Hailed as a national hero, men across India have rushed to emulate his characteristic mustache in apparent tribute.

The look, a mix of a classic gunslin...