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First-time parliamentarian Pramila Bisoyi urged Union Defence Minister to expedite the search operation of the missing IAF aircraft

Bhubaneswar: 10/6/19 :The first-time parliamentarian Pramila Bisoyi from Odisha urged Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to expedite the search operation of the missing IAF aircraft and bring back the Odia officer, who was on board.

In her maiden official letter as the Lok Sabha MP, the Mission Shakti fame Pramila drew attention of Rajnath over the Flight Lieutenant Sunit Mohanty, who was flying on the missing IAF AN-32 flight on June 3.“Sunit Mohanty belongs to my parliamentary constituency Aska of district Ganjam, Odisha. His parents are quite disturbed and with folded hands appraised the situation,” she wrote.

Expressing her solidarity with the parents of Sunit, she requested the union minister to expedite the search operation of the missing flight as well as the Odia IAF officer.

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“It was very painful to see their plights and hence requesting you to expedite the search operation of the missing IAF AN-32 flight and bring back Mohanty along with other members, who were on board,” Pramila wrote.

Notably, Flight Lieutenant Sunit Mohanty hailing from Baliapalli village in Odisha’s Ganjam district was among the 13-member crew on board AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) which went missing while flying from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh on June 3.

The plane had taken off from Assam’s Jorhat at 12.27 p.m. for Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Siang district bordering China, but it lost contact with ground authorities at around 1.00 p.m.

 

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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