A Heritage Trail to the Fallen Warbirds of Itanagar

Many of us growing up in Arunachal Pradesh have visited and played on the fallen fighter planes located at Indira Gandhi Park and outside Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum in Itanagar without knowing the notorious reputation of the state in the aviation history of India. Dubbed as ‘the hump’ during the World War-II, Arunachal Pradesh (formerly known as North-East Frontier Agency) has a dubious history of recording large number of air crashes since then.

This walk will give you a glimpse of aviation history and manufacturing legacy of these two HAL-built Gnat fighter aircrafts and local folklores associated with fallen warbirds.

 

This guided tour is free. 


Duli Ete
Walk Leader
Duli Ete is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History, Dera Natung Government College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. He is a graduate from Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, University of Delhi, and received his M.A. and MPhil. degrees from the Department of History, University of Delhi, specialising in ancient Indian history. He hails from Aalo, West Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh.