‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh Celebrations’

Swarnim Vijay Mashaal at Air Force Station Hindan

December 13, 2021 Photo(s): By PRO (Air Force)
Swarnim Vijay Mashal reaching 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 December 16, 2020 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached its penultimate destination, Air Force Station Hindan today.

Swarnim Vijay Mashal reaching Air Force Station Hindan.

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 a 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 Wg Cdr MK Jain who was posthumously awarded a VrC in the war, Mrs Manisha Arora Kapoor daughter of Late Sqn Ldr GK Arora who got a SC in the war and Shri Vikram Wahi brother of Late Flt Lt VK Wahi who was posthumously awarded a VrC for his action in the war graced the occasion.

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 December 16, 2021.

Swarnim Vijay Mashal being received by Air Marshal Amit Dev, AOC-in-C WAC.
AOC-in-C with Veterans and War Heroes along with the Vijay Mashal.
Air Marshal Amit Dev felicitating Veterans and War Heroes.