Service: Navy

Last Rank: Lt Cdr

Unit: 551 HU

Date of Martyrdom : Dec 05, 2005

Lt Cdr H S Pannu

Lt-Commander Harparveen “Shelley” Singh Pannu was a pilot serving in Indian Navy.


On the fateful day he strapped himself into the cockpit of his Sea Harrier fighter aircraft on the morning of December 5, 2005  at Goa’s Dabolim airfield, it was supposed to be a routine flying sortie. Pannu’s jet rolled to the end of the runway but didn’t take off. Instead, it tore through the steel wire crash barrier, broke through the perimeter wall and flew over the road before crashing on the other side in a fireball, instantaneously killing the young pilot.


Lt-Commander H S Pannu is survived by his wife Rashmi.

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  • A George

    2017at4:17 pm Reply

    God gives his near & dear one the strength

    • Mrs. Anuradha gore

      2017at8:28 am

      Good morning. I will call you in the afternoon. We con work together and can do something for our men in uniform. That is our duty. How did you find the book? After so many years is still read and appreciated by many.
      Yesterday I got a phone call from a commander serving on the border. At present he is reading my book on Siachen. In our next meeting I will give it you. You can get it translated in Kannada.
      Wishing all the best.

  • Mrs. Anuradha gore

    2017at8:30 am Reply

    God should bless your family members and give them strength

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