The Aeronautical Engineering Division of Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University) Chandigarh today hosted the handover ceremony of Air Force “Kanpur-1 Aircraft”. This single-engine rare machine designed and built by late Air Vice Marshal Harjinder Singh VSM 1, MBE in 1958 will be displayed at the IAF Heritage Centre that is being set up at Sector 18, Chandigarh.
The event started with Prof Baldev Setia, Director PEC extending a warm welcome to all the esteemed guests.
The Kanpur-1 Aircraft, was handed over by Prof. Baldev Setia, Director PEC to Air Marshal R Radhish AVSM VM, SASO, HQ Western Air Command at the Aeronautical Engineering Division of PEC, Chandigarh. Kanpur-1 Aircraft is said to be gifted to PEC by AVM Harjinder Singh in the year 1967 and shares a strong bond with aviation heritage. This vintage queen aircraft, will be displayed along with other aircraft in IAF Heritage Centre, Chandigarh. The Air Marshal highlighted that having this aircraft in IAF Heritage Centre will not only hold heritage values, it will also build a strong relationship between Punjab Engineering College and Indian Air Force.