Pilot's Father Fears Search Ops May End Up as Mystery

Published: 08th July 2015 06:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2015 06:23 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:With whereabouts of the Coast Guard aircraft and its three-member crew remaining unknown even a month after it went missing, the distraught father of one of the officers has written an ‘open’ letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi stating they are ‘dying every second’ and longing to get some bit of news about their son and the other crew members.

Parents of the navigator Deputy Commandant Manoj K Soni are currently camping in the national capital to urge the PM,the Defence Minister and senior officials to seek international help in locating their son and his two colleagues.

“We are dying every second. Please understand our situation and let’s not have the sacrifice of the three young pilots go missing as a mystery. For us, every passing second is difficult to breathe. It is a matter of three brave young pilots who have devoted their lives

for nation’s security. We have many questions popping in our mind,” Manoj’s father Radheshyam said in the letter.

“Till today, we don’t know what malfunction had happened to the Dornier plane and where are the crew members? Will this search operation end up as a mystery? And will we never get to know anything?” he asked.

“Myself -- Radheshyam Soni, proud father of Manoj Kumar Soni, with very heavy heart request you (PM) to please look into this matter with utmost urgency. The search process needs to be fast-tracked and then we should do whatever is required to get the results as soon as possible,” he said.


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