Pearl Harbor shooting: IAF says Air Chief Bhadauria, present at military base, safe

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: December 5, 2019 10:18:37 am

IAF chief RK Singh Bhadauria (right) along with other Air chiefs prior to the start of PACS 2019 in Hawaii. (Twitter/@PACAF)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) Thursday said Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria was safe, following reports of a shooting incident at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, where he is participating in a conclave of air chiefs. A US Navy sailor killed two people before taking his own life at the military base in the early hours of the morning.

The two deceased were reportedly civilians working for the US Department of Defense. The motive of the attack has not been ascertained.

“The IAF Chief and his team are safe,” said a spokesperson of the IAF.

Pearl Harbor shooting, Hawaii shooting, Indian Air Force, RKS Bhadauria, IAF Pearl Harbor shooting, India news, Indian Express Security forces attend to an unidentified male outside the the main gate at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii(AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Another official said while the IAF Chief is staying at the US air force base in Pearl Harbor, the incident of shooting took place in the naval base. The official added that the two places are not close to each other.

The IAF Chief and his team are in Hawaii to participate in the Pacific Air Chiefs’ Symposium 2019 (PACS 2019). The theme of this year’s symposium is ‘A Collaborative…

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