Two IAF personnel killed in a mishap near Awantipora
Srinagar: Two Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel were killed and two others got injuries in a road accident during the wee hours on Thursday near Awantipora area of Pulwama district.
“Two Indian Air Force personnel were killed in an accident at Awantipora in south Kashmir earlier today. IAF has an operational base in Awantipora. The Air Force will conduct an inquiry,” an official said.
Police said that two IAF officers were killed and two other officers got injured in a road accident in Malangpora village of Pulwama district outside the IAF base in Awantipora.
“The identity of the officers killed and injured in this accident is being ascertained,” police said.
Meanwhile, reports said that one among the killed IAF officers was a Squadron Leader. The two deceased IAF official have been identified as Squadron Leader Rakesh Pandey and Corporal Ajay Kumar.
The two injured including an officer and an airman are receiving treatment at a military hospital in Srinagar, reports added.