To honour Kargil martyrs, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, led a four-aircraft MiG-21 ‘Missing Man’ formation flypast at Air Force Station Bhisiana, near Bathinda. The ‘Missing Man’ flypast is an aerial salute to honour the fallen comrades-in-arms. The Air Chief was on a three-day visit to the station. On this day in 1999, Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja, Vir Chakra (posthumous), died during the Kargil conflict. Dhanoa was Flight Commander of 17 Squadron at that time.