Uttar Pradesh village celebrates its Rafale pilot

Uttar Pradesh village celebrates its Rafale pilot – news

Published: Jul 29, 2020, 20:30 IST | IANS | Mumbai

Village head Arun Singh said that hundreds of people had reached Manish’s house to celebrate the occasion with flowers, sweets, and crackers

Rafale fighter jet. Pic/IAF Twitter

Rafale fighter jet. Pic/IAF Twitter

The Bakwa village in Bansdih in Ballia district broke into a jig the moment five Rafale fighter jets landed at the IAF airbase in Ambala on Wednesday, as Wing Commander Manish Singh, who belongs to this village, piloted one of the aircraft from France. Manish’s father, Madan Singh, is a retired army jawan. “I have distributed sweets in the entire village because my son is a part of a history-making initiative. People are also bursting crackers and lighting diyas to celebrate the occasion,” he said.

His wife Urmila Singh said that she was glad that her son had done something to strengthen the country. “We had been waiting for this moment since the past three days and were following every step through the media and social media. The entire nation is celebrating and so are we,” she said.

The family said that they had spoken to Manish minutes before the take-off from France. Manish’s sister Anjali said that her brother has already given her the Raksha Bandhan gift by bringing the Rafale. Village head Arun Singh said that hundreds of people had reached Manish’s house to celebrate the occasion with flowers, sweets, and crackers. “Manish is now an icon for the youth,” he said.

The family members said that Manish had got his education in the village till Class IV and then went to the Sainik School in Karnal where his father was posted. Manish joined the Air Force in 2002 and was posted in Gorakhpur in 2017-18. “That was when he came to the village and met everyone,” said the village head. Manish has two sisters and one brother.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates.

Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com


loading image

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK


hacklink al hd film izle php shell indir siber güvenlik türkçe anime izle Fethiye Escort Fethiye Escort Marmaris Escort android rat istanbul duşakabin fud crypter hack forum kusadasi escortMobil Ödeme Nakite ÇevirmeVodafone Mobil Ödeme BozdurmaTürk Telekom Mobil Ödeme BozdurmaMobil Ödeme Bozdurmaow