PIB (28/05/2019): UPSC Current affairs to prepare for UPSC exam

The CAS visits AF STN Bhisiana and Sarsawa to pay praise to the air warriors who made preeminent penance amid activity Safed Sagar

  •  Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, drove a four aircraft, MiG-21 ‘Missing Man’ advancement flypast, at Air Force Station Bhisiana, to respect the valor and preeminent penance of men slaughtered in real life amid Operation Safed Sagar at Kargil.
  • Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa on Monday flew the ‘missing man’ arrangement in a MiG-21 flying machine to pay tributes to Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja and other fallen saints of the Kargil war.
  • He was joined via Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) Western Air Command Air Marshal R Nambiar in the flypast sorted out at Air Force Station in Bhisiana here.
  • The ‘missing man’ arrangement is an elevated salute concurred to respect the fallen confidants in-arms. It is a bolt development, with a hole between two airplanes in the arrangement portraying the missing man, the IAF said in an announcement.
  • Air Marshal R Nambiar PVSM AVSM VM & Bar ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command a Kargil veteran, was also a part of the formation. The ‘Missing Man’ arrangement is an ethereal salute agreed to respect the fallen friends in-arms.
  • This is an Arrow Formation, with a hole between two airplanes in the development portraying the – Missing Man. Afterward, in a grave function, he laid a wreath at the War Memorial to respect the IAF men who made the preeminent penance in the line of obligation.
  • It was on this day in 1999 that, Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja VrC (Posthumous) laid down his life during the Kargil conflict. He was around then the Flight Commander of 17 Squadron.
  • On 28 May the CAS will visit Air Force Station Sarsawa and fly in a Mi-17 V5 Missing Man formation to commemorate the Kargil martyrs.
  •  It was on 28 May 1999 that we lost a Mi-17 helicopter after successfully attacking the enemy in the Drass sector. Squadron Leader R Pundhir, Flight Lieutenant S Muhilan, Sergeant R K Sahu and Sergeant PVNR Prasad died in action in that Mi-17 helicopter.