Why Did HAL's Veteran Chief Test Pilot Kill Himself?

A question troubling Squadron Leader (Retd) Baldev Singh's many friends in the flying fraternity and air force. There is no information so far on a suicide note. Investigations are currently on, and it's too early to speculate on what happened: was it work pressure (Singh was recently elevated to the position of a Director at HAL), was it something personal. I've interacted with Sqn Ldr Singh on a few occasions since 2004, but I cannot say that I knew him well. I did speak to six people who either knew him well or worked closely with him, and all describe him as a soft-spoken, sober, self-effacing gentleman. This wire service report has several details about what happened today.

My condolences to the family he leaves behind: his wife, Vibhu, and sons Mohit and Nimit, both based abroad. And I will post, as and when I get more information on this deeply tragic turn of events. R.I.P
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