Kolkata: IAF’s Meghana river crossing operation of 1971, a thrilling account by Sqn Ldr Push Vaid, VrC, hero of the Bangladesh liberation war.In an exemplary move to foster jointmanship among the tri-services, Advance HQ Eqstern Air Command, Kolkata organized a captivating talk by Air Veteran Swuadron Leader Pushp Vaid, VrC at Fort William.
Sqn Ldr Pushp Vaid, a distinguished hero of the Indo-Pak War 1971, played a pivotal role in the Air Operations, particularly spearheading the Sylhet and Meghna River Crossing Operations in erstwhile East Pakistan. His valor and strategic acumen proved instrumental in the liberation of Bangladesh during the joint campaign by the Air Force and the Army. Awarded the Vir Chakra for his extraordinary bravery, Sqn Ldr Pushp Vaid conducted 24×7 operations, showcasing unwavering dedication and resilience.
Interacting with Officers and JCOs of all Ranks from the Army, Air Force and Navy. The Air Veteran shared invaluable insights from his experiences. The Chief Guest Major General US Sengupta felicitated him with a Memento, and the audience showered applause on the remarkable talk.
Adding to the significance of the event, Sqn Ldr Pushp Vaid visited the historic Dalhousie Barracks, where Netaji was once incarcerated, and the poignant Vijay Smarak—an ode to the Brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice during the 1971 War.