Shailesh Kumar, National Defence
New Delhi, 23 February 2019
Surya Kiran Aerobatic team today took to blue sky of Yelahanka, Bengaluru with 7 aircraft display in missing man incomplete diamond formation as a mark to pay respect to their fallen team mate, a national hero, Wg Cdr Sahil Gandhi at Aero India 2019. Living upto the Squadron motto, Sadaiv Sarvottam (Always the Best) & the indomitable spirit of Indian Air Force.
Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi in unfortunate air incident martyred on 19 February during the practice run for Aero India 2019. The SKAT was the show stopper but could not perform during inaugural air display.
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 17 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.