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Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations

Swarnim Vijay Mashaalat Air Force Station Hindan

One of the four Swarnim Vijay Mashals which had been set forth on a nationwide journey from the National War Memorial on 16 Dec 2020 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi reached its penultimate destination, Air Force Station Hindan today.

The Mashal was received in a befitting ceremony by Air Marshal Amit Dev, Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Western Air Command and other senior officers of the Indian Air Force. War Heroes from the 1971 war, ACM SK Kaul who got an MVC in the war, ACM Tyagi who was posted in 28 Sqn during the war, Air Mshl Manjit S Sekhon who got a VrC in the war, Mrs Kamlesh Jain spouse of WgCdr MK Jain who was posthumously awarded a VrC in the war, Mrs Manisha Arora Kapoor daughter of Late Sqn Ldr GK Arora who got an SC in the war and Shri Vikram Wahi brother of Late Flt Lt VK Wahiwho was posthumously awarded a VrC for his action in the war graced the occasion.

Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations
Photo credit-press release by PIB

Speaking on the occasion, ACM Kaul and Air Marshal Sekhon recounted their personal experiences and the immense contribution made by the Indian Air Force during the war which was instrumental in ensuring that the war was swift and decisive. AOC-in-C felicitated all the veterans and lauded them for setting the highest military standards for future generations to imbibe.

The Vijay Mashal will now travel to the National War Memorial where the flames will be merged with the Eternal Flame at the National War Memorial on 16 Dec 202.

Disclaimer : This is an official press release by PIB.

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