Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik Real-life Hero of BHUJ

Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik Real-life Hero of BHUJ


Internet is buzzing about the updates on Ajay Devgn’s upcoming movie Bhuj in which he is assumed to play the role of Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, who was accountable for the Bhuj air terminal during 1971 India-Pakistan war.

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Ajay Devgn’s Movie: Bhuj The PRide of India

Bhuj The Pride of India has joined the list of Bollywood pictures releasing on an OTT platform. The movie is directed and written by Abhishek Dudhaiya, the film, set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak war in 1971. The movie is supposed to stream on Disney plus Hot star on 14 August 2020.

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As per the reports, the movie revolves around Vijay Karnik (Ajay Devgn) and 300 women and how he convinced them to rebuild the airstrip, which got destroyed by Pakistan during the airstrike.

The event precisely happened on December 8, 1971, that evening the300 town ladies helped India in winning against probably the hardest war against Pakistan. For those uninformed, the war among Indian and Pakistan in 1971 was started by the furnished freedom battle in East Pakistan between the predominant Bengalis and the multi-ethnic West Pakistanis over the option to oversee and the constitution.

In one such war night (eighth December 1971), around 14 Napalm bombs were dropped on the Indian Air Force airstrip in Bhuj by a unit of Saber planes by Pakistan.

While the IAF’S were putting their blood and sweat to modify the airstrip, because of the absence of time and people, they couldn’t do likewise. That is when Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, motivated together 300 neighborhood ladies to modify the airstrip with the goal that the Indian Air Force could make a sheltered landing. Karnik was joined by two senior officials, 50 IAF and 60 Defense Security Corps staff during the war.

At the point when the 300 ladies who had a place from Madhapur in Bhuj, were broken about the bombings, not one of them in any event, for once dithered to step out from their home and helped the IAF officials.

Discussing the event, Squadron Leader Karnik reviews the episode saying, “We were battling a war and if there had been any setbacks of any of these ladies, and it would have been an extraordinary misfortune to the war exertion. Be that as it may, I took the choice, and it worked out. I had advised them where they could take cover whenever assaulted and they tailed it courageously.”

Bhuj ladies took a chance with their lives to revive a bombarded Airstrip in 3 Days. As indicated by the first day by day, citing Viru Lachhani refers to how the group was told to utilize slow compost on the strip to disguise it from the foe’s arrangements. They took cover in shelters during airstrikes; we needed to get by on khadi and stew.

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While on the first day, the ladies and officials dozed eager as there was nothing to eat because of the graciousness of a neighborhood sanctuary, leafy foods were offered to them on the second day, which helped them work through the third day.

At long last, on day four, at 4 pm, the battle airplane took off from the airstrip. The entire second was later named as India’s ‘Pearl Harbor’ moment.


Apart from Ajay Devgn, on-screen characters like Parineeti Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Rana Daggubati, Sanjay Dutt, and Ammy Virk have been roped in for the film.

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