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Wing Commander Tirumangal Koti Vinay Raj

Service No 11438 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 01 Mar 1945
Date Commissioned 31 Dec 1967 Course 98 Course
Service End Retired on 28 Feb 1995
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Wg Cdr (TS) : 31 Dec 1988
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrTirumangal Koti Vinay Raj11438 F(P)Award Date 11 Oct 1987Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Squadron Leader Thirumangalath Kattil Vinay Raj carried extensive flying in Jaffana Peninsula during the month of October 1987 as a part of Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) operation. On the night of 11/12 October 1987, during the course of high Special Heliborne Operation, Squadron Leader Vinay Raj was the Captain of No. 2 aircraft in four aircraft formation, detailed for a special mission. He was responsible for successfully landing three missions at the designated helipad, which was under heavy fire by the militants. During this operation the helicopter received extensive damage but Squadron Leader Vinay Raj was able to fly the helicopter back to base safely.

Squadron Leader Thirumangalath Kattil Vinay Raj thus displayed conspicuous gallantry in the face of heavy militant firing.

Unit : 112 HU
Reference : Gazette of India , 20th April 1988 - No.37 - Pres/88 dated 15th April 1988