M P Anil Kumar

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The Great Escape: India's unsung war heroes

The Great Escape: India's unsung war heroes

Rediff.com20 May 2014

Three Indian Air Force officers held as Prisoners of War in a jail in Rawalipindi made a heroic escape. They reached as far as the Pak-Afghan border in Pakistan's Wild West -- within sniffing distance of freedom -- only to realise that they had finally met their match. Or so it seemed. The three escapees were never feted for their audacious attempt 41 years and truly deserve official recognition. Why not honour them at least now, says MP Anil Kumar.

An Indian Prisoner of War escape story

An Indian Prisoner of War escape story

Rediff.com20 May 2014

Three Indian Air Force officers captured as Prisoners of War by Pakistan during the '71 War made a daring escape from a Rawalpindi jail. M P Anil Kumar recounts that heroic story.