Singh also met families of the deceased at the Palam Technical Area. “Met with families and friends of the deceased Air-warriors of An32 and shared my grief and heartfelt condolences with them. My thoughts and prayers are with them...” he tweeted.
The An-32 took off from the Air Force Station in Assam’s Jorhat on June 3 at 12.27 pm, and was scheduled to land at the Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Aruanchal’s Shi Yomi district. However, the aircraft’s last contact with ground staff was at 12.55pm.
"We have recovered the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder...We will go into the detail (to ascertain) as to what happened and how do we make sure that it does not happen again," he told reporter.
More than three hours after the IAF announced that there were no survivors, Santosh’s parents, four siblings and residents of the slum in Race Course Club area had no idea where the body was, or if their presence was required at an airport.
The wreckage of the transport aircraft, which disappeared on June 3 after taking off from the Jorhat airbase for the Mechuka advanced landing ground, was spotted Tuesday 16 km north of Lipo, not far from the China border.
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 […]
Hyderabad, Feb 15 (ANI): The mortal remains of Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed of Andhra Pradesh, who was among the 10 army personnel killed by a Siachen avalanche on February 3, was brought to Hyderabad on Monday morning. The remains of the martyred soldier were brought to the old Begumpet Airport area here by a Special Indian Air Force aircraft from New Delhi. After the wreath laying ceremony, the mortal remains was flown to Nandayal in Kurnool District by a Indian Air Force helicopter and from there to his native place by road for final rites.
New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.