In effect, these are not discoveries per se, but ‘rediscoveries’. There was no danger of these airframes going into extinction as the earlier airframes were. These had been in safe hands all along.
The credit for first reporting the Kanpur II goes to Aditya Gupta who speculated seeing it. This was confirmed by Rishi Tandon and on his behest, Ashish Nigam sent us the photographs. Rishi gets a second credit for reporting the Kanpur I at PEC Chandigarh and its subseuent photograph.
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