New Delhi: According to a statement by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), on Friday, 11th December, Commander Nishant Singh, a fighter pilot in the Indian Navy, was laid to rest with full military honours at Goa. Commander Singh did not survive the Mig-29K crash off Goa on 26th November 2020. His wife Nayaab Randhawa received the tricolour and her husband’s uniform from the Commanding Officer of the squadron.
The son of a naval officer, Cdr. Singh was a Qualified Flying Instructor adept on Kiran, Hawk, and Mig-29K fighter aircraft. The Indian Navy has lost one of its most accomplished aviators in Cdr. Singh as he had also received advanced strike training with the US Navy, the Defence Ministry said.
The officer was also a qualified mountaineer as well as a skilled yachtsman, added the MoD.
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