Two Indian Air Force (IAF) officers killed and two got injured in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.


The accident took place between 3 and 4 am in Malangpora village of Pulwama district outside the air force’s base in Awantipora.

Officials said that among the dead was a squadron leader of the IAF.



The deceased jawans have been identified as Squadron Leader Rakesh Pandey and Corporal Ajay Kumar, ANI reported. The wounded are being treated at a hospital.

“Very sorry to hear about the loss of lives in this accident. Condolences to the families of Sq Ldr Pandey & Corp Kumar, may their souls rest in peace. Prayers for the injured, hope they make a complete & speedy recovery,” tweeted former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah.

Officials said that an inquiry has been ordered into the incident

(Inputs from media reports)