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Wing Commander Arun Kumar Saxena

Service No 11312 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Jun 1946
Date Commissioned 31 Dec 1967 Course 98 Course
Service End Retired on 29 Feb 1992
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Aug 1986
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrArun Kumar Saxena11312 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Wing Commander Arun Kumar Saxena is posted as Command Intelligence Officer at Headquarters Western Air Command since 19 Jun 89. As a highly qualified helicopter pilot, he had the distinction of being selected to lead the IAF contingent for the Indian Expedition to Antarctica in 1988.

To provide airlift to construct the second permanent station at 'Maitri', the IAF contingent carried out three Mi-8 helicopters instead of the usual two.

Wg Cdr Saxena carried out repeated precision sorties despite the meager clearance of just one meter from the ship' static crane and completed the gigantic airlift of 613 meteric tones of load and 450 passengers in 525 sorties. This resulted in timely completion of the Indian Station 'Maitri'.

For his display of gallantry and exceptional devotion the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wg Cdr Arun Kumar Saxena.

Unit : Indian Scientific Expedit
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1990 - No.38-Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990