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NEW DELHI: The controversy across the film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Woman has bought entangled into one other set of controversy; doubts have been raised concerning the very fact, as claimed in film, of Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt) Gunjan Saxena being the primary lady to fly throughout the Kargil Battle of 1999.
Earlier, on the day the film was launched, the Indian Air Power complained to Dharma Productions, Netflix and the Central Board of Movie Certification and objected to the adverse portrayal of the drive and likewise the inappropriate portrayal of its work tradition within the film.
The controversy across the film bought accentuated later with two modern girls officers of Saxena refuting the truth that she was the primary girls to fly throughout the Kargil Operations.
Wing Commander Namrita Chandi (Retd), a fellow officer wrote in her letter revealed in a information report, “As I discussed, inventive license is one factor however once you take care of establishments, you can not change information. Elaborate and fantasise, should you should. However don’t peddle lies.”
Although Wg Cdr Chandi claimed to have skilled along with Flt Lt Saxena, a complete denial of the very fact got here from Flt Lt Sreevidya Rajan, a course mate of Flt Lt Gunjan Saxena and the one different woman officer posted at Udhampur together with Gunjan Saxena
In her categorical lengthy publish on Fb, she wrote,” Within the film, Gunjan Saxena was proven as the one woman pilot to fly in Kargil operations. That is factually incorrect.”
“We have been posted collectively in Udhampur and when Kargil began, I used to be the primary girl pilot to be despatched together with the male counterparts within the first detachment of our unit which deployed in Srinagar. I flew missions within the battle space even earlier than Gunjan’s arrival at Srinagar. After a number of days of operation, Gunjan Saxena got here with the subsequent set of crew,” she mentioned.
“We actively participated in all operations given to us which included casualty evacuation, provide drop, communication sorties, SAR, and many others. The heroic acts of the protagonist portrayed within the climax by no means truly occurred and should have been proven as a part of cinematic licence,” she added.
The Air Power has remained silent on this complete concern.