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Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa pays respect to the martyrs of Kargil war

The Chief of the Air Staff took part in a ‘Missing Man Formation’ flypast in Mi-17 helicopter to pay respect to the Air Force personnel who laid down their lives during the ‘Operation Safed Sagar’ conducted by the Airforce during the Kargil war.

India TV News Desk Written by: India TV News Desk
New Delhi Published on: May 28, 2019 23:31 IST
Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa pays respect to the martyrs of

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa pays respect to the martyrs of Kargil war

 Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa visited Sarsawa Air Force Station on Tuesday to commemorate the martyrs of the Kargil War.

The Chief of the Air Staff took part in a ‘Missing Man Formation’ flypast in Mi-17 helicopter to pay respect to the Air Force personnel who laid down their lives during the ‘Operation Safed Sagar’ conducted by the Airforce during the Kargil war.

The timing of the flypast was synchronized with the wreath laying ceremony at the Station War Memorial.

On May 28, 1999, Sqn Ldr R Pundir, Flt Lt Muhilan, Sergeant RK Sahu and Sergeant PVNR Prasad laid down their lives in service of the nation while flying a mission during Ops Safed Sagar.

Sharmila, the widow of Sqn Ldr R Pundir, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Air Command and Lt Gen YK Joshi were also present at the event.

Lt Gen Joshi, was the Commanding Officer of 13 JAKRIF during the Kargil war and led operations on Tololing to capture Point 5140.

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