A wreath laying ceremony was organized at the Hut of Remembrance at National Defence Academy on 18 December 2021 in memory of Group Captain Varun Singh, SC, the lone survivor of the MI-17 helicopter crash on 08 December 2021, who succumbed to his injuries on 15 December 2021.
Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor AVSM VM, Commandant, NDA paid homage to the brave heart in a solemn ceremony on behalf of the NDA fraternity. All key officials of the Academy were present to pay their last respect to the departed soul. Group Captain Varun Singh, SC was an alumnus of 104th NDA Course, India Squadron. He was commissioned as a fighter pilot in 2004 and mainly flew Jaguars and Tejas during his flying career. He was also an experimental test pilot and was presently posted at the DSSC as the Directing Staff.
Today as his name gets inscribed in golden letters with full military honour in the sacred Hut of Remembrance, his sacrifice will continue to inspire future generations of NDA Cadets. The NDA fraternity offers heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families in this hour of grief.