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Squadron Leader Venkatesa Swaminathan Nagendranath

Service No 13165 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 24 Jun 1972 Course 108 Course
Service End Retired on 03 Apr 1997
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrVenkatesa Swaminathan Nagendranath13165 F(P)Award Date 11 Oct 1987Announced 14 Apr 1988
Details :

Squadron Leader Venkatesa Swaminatha Nagnendra Nath is posted to a Helicopter unit. He has been carrying out helicopter operations in Jaffna from the beginning of the current operations.

On the night of 11/12 Oct 87, he was on coƂĀ­pilot duties with Wing Commander VKN Sapre in a helicopter wherein three urgent missions had to be conducted for induction of the Indian Army troops in an area known to be surrounded by LTTE elements. During these three night missions the aircraft came under adverse enemy fire and was extensively damaged. He displayed courage and valour and gave full support to his Captain while operating in such environments and made a valuable contribution in retrieving the helicopter safely back to base. He has flown 40 missions in the area.

For displaying extraordinary dedication to duty and commendable professional competence, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Squadron Leader N Nath.

Unit : 109 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 13th August 1988 - No.78-Pres/88 dated 15th April 1988