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Group Captain Rohit Rai

Service No & Branch 13160 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 24 Jun 1972 Course: 108 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 17 Feb 1997
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : AEB Examiner
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 09 Aug 1996
Training and Other Courses Attended
39 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197043 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 07 May 1988
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg Cdr19 WingBorjhar (Guwahati) Chief Operations Officer
01 Jan 1992 - 17 Sep 1995Wg CdrNo.116 Helicopter UnitJodhpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrRohit Rai13160 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

Squadron Leader Rohit Rai of a Helicopter Unit was among the few pilots who actively participated in the troop induction stage of an operational exercise. This phase of the operation was a race against time, as hostile elements were also in the process of building up and moving into the Siachen glacier in Ladakh. In order induct our troops well in time, the helicopters had to fly virtually from dawn to dusk, over extremely inhospitable terrain. This called for endurance, determination, professionalism and a fine sense of judgment to exploit every opportunity provided by unpredictable weather.

Sqn Ldr Rohit Rai displayed these qualities in an abundant measure. He was always cheerful and enthusiastic and seized every available opportunity to undertake operational sorties. His determination to achieve the task was a source of inspiration to the junior pilots and the ground crew. He displayed considerable reserves of stamina and endurance in flying throughout the day, day after day, in an area where intense concentration was required in view of the extremely difficult terrain.

For his devotion to duty, determination and significant contribution to the timely induction of troops in the Siachen glacier, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Squadron Leader Rohit Rai.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th April 1985 - No.29-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1985
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