Lt Gen Bhatt honours flying officer who defended Srinagar air base


The chief of the strategic Chinar Corps, Lt Gen A K Bhatt, on Sunday inaugurated the “PVC’s Abode”, a room dedicated to the memory of Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Sehkon, PVC (Posthumous), at BB Cantt here.

An Army spokesperson said a ceremony held at the Air Force Officers Mess at BB Cantt in the memory of flying officer Nirmal Jit Sehkon, PVC (Posthumous). “The room was the place where Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Sehkon used to stay and it was this very room from where he went for the last sortie on that fateful night,” the spokesperson said.

Born on 17 July, 1943, flying officer Sekhon was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest military decoration, in recognition of his defence of Srinagar Air Base against a Pakistan Air Force air raid during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War, the spokesperson said. Read More

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