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Neerja Bhanot, India’s Youngest Ashok Chakra Winner: Brave In Life, Brave In Death

Neerja Bhanot ,India’s Youngest Ashok Chakra

On September 6,1986 five terrorists hijacked the US bound Pan Am Flight-73 flight at Karachi airport, and took control of the aircraft. One of the worst hijack in aviation history it claimed 20 lives; this was the largest toll in a hijack until 9/11. The remaining 375 passengers and crew members would not have survived, if the air-hostess Neerja Bhanot, …

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