Place of Birth: Noida, U.P

Service: Air Force

Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant

Unit: AF Station Uttarlai

Date of Martyrdom : Jul 15, 2013

Flight Lieutenant Shikhar Kulshreshtha

 
Flight Lieutenant Shikhar Kulshreshtha was Born in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. His family comprised of his father, Late Shri Desh Deepak Kulshrestha, mother Smt. Madhu Kulshrestha and one sister.
 
 
After completing his schooling Shikhar joined the Air Force through the National Defence Academy (NDA). He always wanted to join the Air Force as a fighter pilot and his dream came true when he was selected for training to become a combat pilot.
 
 
After his grueling training as a fighter pilot, he was posted to a combat fighter squadron at a forward airbase in Rajasthan. As part of the training, the pilots in fighter squadrons carry out combat maneuvers on a daily basis to maintain the preparedness required for any future combat mission. On 15 July 2013, Flt Lt Shikhar Kulshreshtha was tasked to practice a combat maneuver as part of his training, when his MiG-21 Bison aircraft experienced a flame out and crashed. Flt Lt Kulshreshtha using his pilot skills ejected but it was too close to the ground for safe landing. Flt Lt Shikhar Kulshreshtha could not survive after ejection and a precious soldier was lost in the service of the nation.
 

 

Flt Lt Shikhar Kulshreshtha is survived by his Mother  Smt. Madhu Kulshrestha and Sister.
 
 
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1 Comment
  • Shikhar S.

    2021at8:25 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Shikhar Kulshrestha Sir .
    You were seriously in a great hurry.
    You are gone Sir but your sacrifice motivates this Shikhar .
    I hope that one day we will meet each other . Though may not be on earth but somewhere beyond universe.
    And that day I will also be wearing the ray bans like that of yours.
    See you soon.
    Keep exploring the heaven .

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