The National Defence Academy (NDA) paid tribute to Squadron Leader Abhinav Chaudhary who died in a MiG-21 crash in Moga, Punjab a few days ago, an official said on Sunday.
The MiG-21 Bison was on an operational sortie from Suratgarh in Rajasthan when it crashed in Langeana village on Thursday night.
A wreath-laying ceremony was conducted at the Hut of Remembrance on Saturday in honor of late Squadron Leader Abhinav Chaudhary, with Lieutenant Asit Mistry, Commandant of NDA, paying homage along with others, the military institution said in a statement.
“Squadron Leader Abhinav Chaudhary was an alumnus of 124 NDA Course, R Squadron and passed out in May 2013. After passing out from the Air Force Academy, he was commissioned in the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force. Today, as his name gets inscribed in golden letters with full military honors in the sacred Hut of Remembrance, his martyrdom will continue to inspire future generations of NDA cadets. The NDA fraternity offers heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family in this hour of grief,” read the statement.
The Hut of Remembrance at NDA is a sublime cenotaph that commemorates the sacrifice of NDA alumnus from the armed forces who lay down their lives in the line of duty.