IAF receives vintage planes from PEC for heritage center : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Chandigarh, November 21

The Indian Air Force today received a prototype ‘Kanpur-1’ aircraft from the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) here, which will be displayed along with other aircraft at the IAF Heritage Center being established in Chandīgarh.

Designed and built in 1958

  • The IAF Heritage Center was viewed by the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, Banwarilal Purohit, and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, the last year.
  • This single-engine aircraft was designed and built by the late Air Vice-Marshal Harjinder Singh in 1958 and donated by him to PEC in 1967.

He was received by Air Marshal R Radhish, Senior Air Staff Officer, Western Air Command, Prof. Baldev Setia, Director of PEC. This single-engine aircraft was designed and built by the late Air Vice-Marshal Harjinder Singh in 1958 and donated by him to PEC in 1967.

Air Marshal Radhish said this indigenous aircraft not only holds heritage values ​​but also establishes a strong relationship between the IAF and the PEC. The display of the aircraft in the center will allow future generations to understand the importance of autonomy and innovation.

The IAF will also work on other aspects of cohesion and understanding with PEC, such as professional training and technical interactions in a formal structure to further strengthen the bond of professionalism. A large number of PEC alumni joined the IAF.

The IAF Heritage Center was viewed by the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh, Banwarilal Purohit, and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, the last year.

The center will include artifacts, simulators and interactive information panels to highlight various facets of the IAF. Besides war and other operations, it will highlight the important role played by the IAF in humanitarian aid and disaster relief. It will also house various vintage aircraft.

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