Indian Air Force Office building in New Delhi catches fire

Indian Air Force Office building in New Delhi catches fire

*NEW DELHI: A multi-storey building of the Indian Air Force’s offices and other government departments caught fire in New Dehli on Wednesday.*

As per Hindustan Times link, several central Indian government offices, including a branch of the Indian Air Force, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, and Ministry of Forest “operate out of the building”.

A sub-inspector of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) died during the incident as he inhaled smoke, the Indian media reported.

Delhi’s chief fire officer Atul Garg said the fire broke out at the Pandit Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan in the CGO complex around 8.30am. Officials said the fire was brought under control and cooling operation was under way.

It is worth mentioning that on February 27, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) after striking down two Indian Air Force fighter jets arrested one pilot, who ejected himself after being hit in the airspace of Pakistan in Azad Jammu and Kashmir — something that came as an unexpected setback for India.

Pakistani officials handed over IAF wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman to Indian counterparts at Wahga Border crossing, on March 1 as a gesture of peace from Pakistan to de-escalate the soaring tensions with New Delhi.