As part of the 20th anniversary of the Kargil war, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal, BS Dhanoa undertook another sortie today to pay tribute to Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja who was martyred during Kargil war in 1999. This is the second time in quick succession that the chief has flown a MiG-21.
In a formation flypast from Air Force Station Bhatinda, Punjab, he flew the `Missing Man formation’. Part of the formation flying was Air Officer in Charge of Western Air Command, Air Marshal R Nambiar too flew along with the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief.
2019 is being observed as the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War victory and several celebrations are being planned which will take place across the country.
Ahuja was a flight commander with the Golden Arrows based out of Srinagar, during the Kargil War and the MiG-21 squadron was commanded by the present air chief who a Wing Commander then. Read More