We lost two young pilots of Indian Airforce, Squadron Leader Samir Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddhartha Negi bother were brave test pilots and these two young officers lost their lives after HAL upgraded Mirage2000 crashed during a test flight. Sqn Ldr Samir Abrol was from Ghaziabad, he was cremated with full honors at the Hindon cremation ground on 3rd Feb 2019. Sqn Ldr Samir Abrol’s family had no defence background but Sqn Ldr Samir Abrol always shown an inclination to join the Indian Airforce ever since he was a child. Here are some inspiring facts about Sqn Ldr Samir Abrol which will motivate the future air warriors.
“Samir was very interested in fighter planes and their acrobatics ever since he was a child. He had filled up admission forms for the National Defence Academy (NDA), engineering and other services even before he had appeared for his class 12 examinations. He cleared the NDA first and the entrance exam results were declared three days after his class 12 result was announced, in May, 2004,” his father said.
Samir went on to join the NDA. “We asked him if he can wait for results of other entrance exams but he was adamant on joining the NDA. He had a special liking for the aircraft, which is a single-seater one. He used to tell me that he wishes to fly alone and measure the skies in his Mirage. He had said it was a wonderful feeling to be in a Mirage 2000, flying above the skies,” his mother, said.
Sqn Ldr Samir Abrol had flown several aircraft such as Sukhoi-30, Tejas, Hawks and Jaguars, but the Mirage 2000 was special to him. It was the best of the lot which he loved. He would hardly be off from work and resumed office midway even as his younger brother’s wedding ceremonies were underway in December 2017. He used to say he had been concentrating on his work and had no time to visit home. He was so attached to his work that on an earlier occasion, he came to Delhi twice but went without meeting the parents in Ghaziabad
Sqn Ldr Samir Abrol was one of the youngest test pilots our country had, he was the top-notch fighter pilot and had the dangerous work to test aircraft before approvals. We appreciate the hard work he must have put in to become what he was and he will always be remembered for the service to the nation.
A Message from Garima Abrol, wife for Sqn Ldr Samir Abrol