Service No: IC-44541
Place of Birth: Pune, Maharashtra
Last Rank : Lieutenant Colonel
Arm/Regt : The Regiment of Artillery
Operation: Op Recce IB
Date of Martyrdom: Oct 29,2004
Lt Col Pande Pramod Keshav was one of the members of Army Aviation Corps. He was on the mission called Operation Recce IB. Lt Col Pande Pramod Keshav was flying in a helicopter to the Sino-Indian border with Major General DP Singh and Capt Sardana. While flying towards the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttaranchal, suddenly the helicopter lost its radio contact and got crashed. In this crash, Lt Col Pande Pramod Keshav and other two officers were martyred.
The charred bodies of Lt Col PK Pande, Major General D P Singh, who is GOC of Six Mountain Division, and the pilot Captain Arjun Sardana were found by a rescue team of Indo-Tibetan Border Police, near the Manna Pass near Sino-Indian border. An army aviation helicopter landed near the crash site and brought all the three bodies to Joshimath.
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