Operation Safed Sagar

Indian Air Force group of four Mig-21 aircraft that flew in a missing man” formation as a tribute to Indian Air Force personnel killed during the 1999 Kargil conflict. The missing man formation was aimed to honour the valour and supreme sacrifice of men killed in action during Operation Safed Sagar at Kargil.

Missing Man Formation

Missing Man Formation is an aerial salute performed as part of a flypast of aircraft at a funeral or memorial event in memory of a fallen pilot, a well-known military service member or veteran.

Operation Safed Sagar

Operation Safed Sagar was the mission under which the Indian Air Force joined the Ground troops during the Kargil war to flush out the troops of the Pakistani Army from vacated Indian Positions in the Kargil sector along the Line of Control.


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