Published on 09 May 2017
Shahrukh Khan to be a part of war based film where he will be playing a soldier's role. This is based on Operation Khukri it seems. This is Indian Air Force's rescue operation 'Operation Khukri' in Africa. Operation Khukri was carried out in a tropical forest in Sierra Leone, West Africa in 2000. It was a mission to rescue around 223 peacekeepers of India who were sent to Sierra Leone by United Nations to help the government there in tackling Revolutionary United Front (RUF), a rebel group. Major (now Lt Col) Harinder Sood led the operation and around 120 IAF officers were flown from Indian to Africa for the same.