Oldest Indian Air Force Pilot Dalip Singh Majithia Passes at Age 103

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Squadron Leader Dalip Singh Majithia (retired), was one of the oldest living fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force, passed away at the age of 103 at his farmhouse in Uttarakhand on Monday night.

He served in various departments including No. 1 Air Gunnery School, No. 3 Squadron, No. 4 Squadron and No. 6 Squadron.  before retiring from the indian Air Force in 1947.

An IAF official said Majithia was also the first pilot to land a plane in the Kathmandu valley in 1949, on a piece of land that is now the site of the country’s international airport. He was barely 20 years old when he made his first solo sortie and he flew for the last time in January 1979.

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