Pilot from city among dreary

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    Pilot from city among dreary


    Tribune News Service
    Chandigarh, February 27

    A pall of gloom descended on the Sector 44 residing of Squadron Leader Siddharth Vashisht, one of many pilots of the ill-fated Mi-17 helicopter that crashed at Budgam attain Srinagar at present time, killing six IAF personnel and a civilian.

    A fourth era officer in the protection power, who changed into once commissioned in 2010, the 31-yr-used pilot is survived by his wife, Aarti, who would possibly be a Squadron Leader posted at Srinagar, and two-yr used son Angad, besides his folks and three sisters. He changed into once the youngest of 4 siblings.

    His wife changed into once on plod away at Gurugram and is speeding support here. In step with Air Power officials, his mortal stays will be airlifted to Chandigarh the next day and the last rites will be held here.

    Family contributors acknowledged Siddharth had studied at Shivalik Public College in Sector 41 and thereafter at DAV College earlier than opting to hitch the forces. He changed into once adventurous and fond of commence air existence and changed into once fervent to be a flier.

    His father, Jagdish Kasal, had served in the Military earlier than becoming a member of Punjab National Financial institution as an officer. Basically, his maternal uncle, Vineet Bhardwaj, changed into once a MiG-21 pilot, who died in an air crash about 17 years ago. His uncle had been an inspiration for him.

    Siddharth had been posted to a helicopter unit in Srinagar in July last and earlier than this he changed into once essentially based totally at Coimbatore. He changed into once also phase of the IAF rescue operations all during the floods in Kerela currently. Family contributors acknowledged he had acquired a commendation for his products and services on January 26, besides other awards for his performance.

    His family at the initiating belongs to Hamidpur village attain Naraingarh and had shifted to Chandigarh about a yr ago.

    Wife also a Squadron Leader 

    A fourth era officer in the protection power, who changed into once commissioned in 2010, the 31-yr-used pilot, Squadron Leader Siddharth Vashisht, is survived by his wife, Aarti, who would possibly be a Squadron Leader posted at Srinagar, and two-yr-used son Angad, besides his folks and three sisters. He changed into once the youngest of 4 siblings.

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