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Wing Commander Sankaranarayanan Balasubramanian

Service No & Branch 10864 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 04 Jun 1967 Course: 97 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 20 May 1986
Remarks :
Training and Other Courses Attended
28 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1965
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Flt Lt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jan 1976 - 01 Jan 1977Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vir Chakra
Fg OffrSankaranarayanan Balasubramanian10864 F(P)Award Date 05 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the Operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flying Officer Shankarnarayanan Balasubramanian was serving as a pilot with a Fighter-Bomber Squadron. On 4th and 5th December 1971 he flew deep day penetration operational missions to enemy airfield and successfully damaged enemy airfield on ground and other airfield installations despite heavy ground fire.

In this action, Flying Officer Shankarnarayanan Balasubramanian displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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