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Air Vice Marshal Suresh Chandra Malhan

Service No 11579 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 17 Nov 1947
Date Commissioned 18 May 1968 Course 99 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 2005
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 19 May 1987Gp Capt : 01 Jan 1992Air Cmde : 03 Feb 1997AVM : 21 Mar 2002
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

14 Apr 1986 - 27 Nov 1987Wg CdrNo.125 Helicopter Unit CO
07 Dec 1998 - 03 Apr 2001Air Cmde19 WingBorjhar (Guwahati) AOC
01 Mar 2002 - AVMIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi ACIDS (Int)
01 Jan 2005 - 30 Nov 2005AVMNational Defence AcademyPune Dy Cmdt & CI
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrSuresh Chandra Malhan11579 F(P)Award Date Announced 14 Apr 1988
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Wing Commander Suresh Chander Malhan has been the Commanding Officer of a Helicopter Squadron since 14 Apr 86. His Squadron currently forms part of the Indian Peace keeping Force in Sri Lanka.

Wing Commander SC Malhan drew first blood for the Squadron on 25 Oct 87 when be under took the first mission on over a causeway south east o Jaffna against LTTE vehicles and an ammunition dump. He spotted the ammunition dump and dived into attack. With his accurate rocket attacks the ammunition dump was destroyed in a single pass. That was the beginning of a series of offensive air support missions by his unit. On 27 Oct 87 he led a major attack on the LTTE strongholds at Chavakacheri. He displayed remarkable marksmanship while attacking in a built up area, destroying LTTE strongholds that has been holding back the advance of the Army. This attack enabled the Indian Army to take over the township with negligible casualties and link up with a Regiment which had been isolated for seven days.

On 03 Nov 87 a Para Commando Battalion was pinned down by deadly enemy fire in the area of Mulai. This was at a time when there were strict restrictions imposed on the use of rockets and bombs. Not a person to be deterred, he struck the enemy position with front guns. Displaying complete disregard to himself, he made repeated attacks on enemy positions against heavy hostile fire even though his aircraft sustained bulled hits. He withdrew only when the heavy automatic weapons were all silenced.

For his exemplary leadership, undaunting courage and complete disregard of personal safety in the face of the enemy, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander Suresh Chander Malhan.

Unit : 125 HS
Reference : Gazette of India dated 13th August 1988 - No.78-Pres/88 dated 15th April 1988
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrSuresh Chandra Malhan11579 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
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Gp CaptSuresh Chandra Malhan11579 Award Date 26 Jan 1994Announced 26 Jan 1994
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