A wreath-laying ceremony was organised to pay tributes to the Param Vir Chakra recipient Martyr Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon on his martyrdom day at the Ludhiana Mini Secretariat on Monday. Martyr Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon, a native of village Rurka Issewal in Dakha had sacrificed his life during the Indo-Pak War of 1971.
Air Commodore Shoeb Kazmi, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Halwara, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ludhiana Varinder Kumar Sharma and Joint Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) J Elanchezhian among other prominent persons paid tributes to him by laying wreaths while the Punjab Police presents the Guard of Honour to the Martyr.
Martyr Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon, born on July 17, 1943 and was commissioned in Indian Air Force on July 04, 1967. During the Indo-Pak war of 1971, Srinagar Air Field was attacked by a wave of six Pakistani aircraft on December 14, 1971. Flag Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon despite being under attack displayed exceptional flying skills and took off to counter the enemy attack. The Officer exhibited extreme courage, valour and determination par excellence to thwart the Pakistani attack and destroyed two enemy aircraft forcing the enemy to return. Being heavily outnumbered, Flying Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon eventually made the supreme sacrifice in the service of the nation while fighting the enemy.