AFT orders Central government to enhance pension for widow of pilot killed in rescue mission 24 years ago

The pilot died in August 1999 while on a mission to rescue trekkers stranded in Himachal Pradesh. His wife had sought for pension under the Liberalised Family Pension scheme instead of a Special Family Pension scheme.
Indian Air force
Indian Air force

Twenty-four years after Indian Air Force pilot and Squadron Leader, FS Siddiqui was killed during a rescue mission, the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) has directed the Union government to grant the Liberalised Family Pension instead of the earlier Special Family Pension to his wife. [Smt Madhulika Siddiqui Versus Union of India and others]

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