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HAL to pay Rs 55 lakh to pilot injured in MiG-21 crash, rules Delhi HC

Compensation to be paid withing 4 weeks

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An Indian Air Force pilot, who was injured in a MiG-21 crash in 2005, was on Tuesday awarded Rs 55 lakh as compensation by the Delhi High Court for being exposed to "unreasonable risk". Holding that manufacturing defect and faulty workmanship of the fighter jet had led to the crash, a bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Deepa Sharma asked the government and state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to pay Rs 5 lakh and Rs 50 lakh respectively to 46-year-old Wing Commander Sanjeet Singh Kaila within four weeks. The order came on the plea of Kaila, who is currently ...

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First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 20:14 IST
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