New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday paid tribute to the air warriors of AN-32 crashed aircraft who laid their lives in the line of duty in Arunachal Pradesh, at Palam Technical Area here.
He also met the family members of deceased air warriors and consoled them.
Mortal remains of some of the deceased were also brought to Delhi, from where they would be sent to their hometown.
“Met with the families and friends of the deceased Air-warriors of An32 and shared my grief and heartfelt condolences with them. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May God give them strength to bear this monumental loss,” Mr Singh tweeted.
The Russian-made aircraft crashed on June 3 in Arunachal Pradesh. The Indian Air Force (IAF) located the wreckage of the aircraft on June 11 at a mountain slope in Arunachal Pradesh, but could not retrieve the bodies due to bad weather and hostile terrain.
The bodies were recovered and brought to the Johrat Air base on Thursday evening. (UNI)