September 29, 2022

A new photograph of Ajeet E2031 surfaces from 2006 - Courtesy of Joydeep Sircar

Joydeep Sircar visited Kangla Fort in 2006 and took this excellent photograph of Ajeet E2031

Imphal is the Capital city of Manipur, where the Japanese were stopped in their tracks during their advance in the Second World War. This, combined with the protracted insurgency over a few decades has resulted in Manipur having a significance defence presence.

Situated near the town, on the Western bank of the Imphal River is the Kangla Fort / Palace. A HAL Ajeet [E2031] is preserved on display at entrance. The Ajeet features a distinctively painted rear fuselage that sports red stripes. The entrance where the aircraft is displayed is right on the National Highway 39.

HAL Ajeet E2031 on display at the Kangla fort entrance. Picture Courtesy : Nkhogen

 

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