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Group Captain Krishan Kumar Yadav

Service No 12032 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 24 Nov 1947
Date Commissioned 21 Jun 1969 Course 102 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 2001
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
27 Jun 1992 - 28 Nov 1993Wg CdrNo.119 Helicopter UnitJamnagar CO
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vir Chakra
Wg CdrKrishan Kumar Yadav12032 F(P)Award Date 09 Nov 1987Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

On the night of 9th November 1987 at 2330 hours, Wing Commander Krishan Kumar Yadav, task force commander, heliborne operation in Jaffna, was called upon by one of the Division Commanders to undertake an emergent mission in which 180 commandos of one of the Para Battalions were to be dropped at Sabaipai, to neutralize a strong hold of militants. Knowing the guerrilla warfare tactics and the prevailing ground situation, Wing Commander Yadav made a prudent assessment of situation and flew initially a single aircraft with limited troops to the dropping zone to safeguard against large un-escorted heliborne force getting destroyed by ground fire before it could reach the target. His appreciation was proved correct. Just after landing of the force, the militant guerrillas opened heavy ground fire on the helicopter and took a pot shot on Wing Commander Yadav’s aircraft. A brave and dedicated leader, Wing Commander Yadav took control of his aircraft and the situation and recovered the helicopter safely to the base. Undeterred by operational hazards of guerrilla warfare and the fierce ground fire encountered in the previous sortie, he led the remaining two sorties shortly after the first mission and accomplished the task of dropping all 180 troops at the designated places even though the ground fire still persisted.

Wing Commander Krishan Kumar Yadav displayed gallantry, professionalism and selfless devotion to duty in action against the militants.

Unit : Air HQ and Comm
Reference : Gazette of India , 28th April 1990 - No.33 - Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990