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IAF Chief to fly MiG-21 to honour Kargil martyrs tomorrow

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The was commanding the 17 Squadron based in and was his Flight

was awarded Vir Chakra posthumously for his gallantry during the Kargil conflict in 1999.The formation flying will be carried out at the in Bathinda, which was the home base of the 17 Squadron before it was forward located to

The 'missing man' flypast is an aerial salute to honour the fallen colleagues.

Ahuja's wife and his son are expected to be present during the flypast.

On May 27, 1999, was shot dead by Pakistani soldiers after he had ejected over the Batalik sector along the Line of Control, 200 km north-east of Leh in He had parachuted on the ground but was tortured to death by Pakistani troops.

On May 28, the will fly in a helicopter formation from Sarsawa near Saharanpur to honour the IAF personnel who laid down their lives after their chopper was shot down by Pakistani missiles.

Western Air R Nambiar and 14 Corps Lt Gen YK Joshi would also take part in the flying effort.

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First Published: Sun, May 26 2019. 21:53 IST