A parade was held on Saturday evening at the `Hut of Remembrance ‘at the National Defense Academy (NDA) near Pune in memory of Group Captain Varun Singh, who was seriously injured earlier this week in an MI-plane crash. 17 helicopters carrying General Pipin Rawat and others.
Security forces chief Rawat, his wife and 11 others were killed in an accident near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu on December 8, while Singh died at a Bangalore hospital on December 15.
At a ceremony on behalf of the NDA fraternity, NDA Commandant Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor paid tribute to Singh.
All the key officials of the academy had come to pay their respects to Captain Singh who received the Surya Chakra, a former student of the 104th NDA Course, India Squadron.
He was hired as a fighter pilot in 2004 and has driven Jaguar and Tejas mainly during his flying career. He was also a pilot pilot and was assigned to the Defense Services Personnel College.
“Today his name is engraved in golden letters with full military honors on the sacred memorial hut, so his sacrifice will inspire future generations of NDA cadets. The publication said.
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