|Date of Birth:||15 Feb 1945|
|Date Commissioned||04 Jun 1967||Course||97 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Sep 1993|
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|Sqn Ldr||Krishan Pratap Narain Singh||11023 F(P)||Award Date 05 Jun 1983||Announced 26 Jan 1984|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Krishan Pratap Narain Singh (11023) Flying (Pilot) was detailed to carry out a rescue mission on 5th June, 1983, of an NCC Expedition stranded due to severe blizzard near Devachen Peak in Himachal Pradesh. Squadron Leader Krishan Pratap Singh located Cadet Shankar Thakuri and Naik Mohammad Shaffi in a steep snow covered terrain at an altitude of 17,500 feet. Exercising extreme caution and displaying remarkable flying skill and daring he managed to land the helicopter on a small flat ground in 45 knots cross wind conditions and thus rescued the injured Cadet Shankar Thakuri. Squadron Leader KPN Singh's decision to land the helicopter at 17,500 ft. on unprepared ground in extremely adverse weather conditions thus resulted in saving precious life and bringing up the morale of other expedition members.
Squadron Leader Krishan Pratap Narain Singh displayed exceptional professionalism, dedication and courage of a high order, beyond the call of duty.
|Unit : 114 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 24th March 1984 - No.25 - Pres/84 dated 26th January 1984|