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Plea for gallantry award for IAF pilot killed in crash

india Updated: Sep 24, 2009 00:25 IST

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A Punjab minister on Wednesday asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to recommend to the Centre to honour with gallantry award an IAF pilot killed in a recent MIG crash in Muktsar district.

Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, in a letter to the CM, said Lt Manu Akhauri saved the lives of many on the ground at Gidderbaha in Muktsar even when his life was at stake.

On September 10, a MIG 21 flying over a village with over 6,000 population had developed some technical snag and caught fire. The audacious fighter then averted a crash near a bus and a petrol pump, before hitting the ground.