Public recognition to brave hearts in our armed forces are rare and hardly forthcoming. But Kargil hero Naik Deep Chand was in for a pleasant surprise when he took a flight recently.
Former Indian Air Force fighter pilot Rajiv Tyagi shared on Facebook how an IndiGo Airlines captain and an ex-IAF pilot Harish Nayani proudly announced of having the war-hero as a passenger aboard the flight.
"Harish Nayani, 62nd course, Kilo Squadron, NDA, erstwhile IAF fighter pilot, now a Captain flying for Indigo Airlines, had a war-hero passenger on his flight the other day. Naik Deep Chand, who lost both legs and his right arm in the 1999 Kargil War, was flying Indigo. Harish announced the presence of the war hero on the flight, to the delighted applause of 180 passengers. This is all the recognition war heroes need, for acts no nation can repay them for," Tyagi said in his Facebook updated.
Overwhelmed by the response the post got, the former IAF officer posted again.
The airlines also re-tweeted the tweet posted by journalist Man Aman Chhina.
Social media was also abuzz with praises for Nayani.
"Good gesture. There are hundreds of ex IAF pilots flying in civil aviation but none could think of something this. Hope the others too give veterans their due. Well done Capt Nayani from a 117 PC veteran," said Jagjeet Singh Grewal.
Published Date: May 05, 2016 22:54 PM | Updated Date: May 05, 2016 22:54 PM