|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||02 Jun 1973||Course||110 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Mar 2010|
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|01 Apr 1992 - 01 Apr 1994||Wg Cdr||No.106 Squadron||Agra||CO|
|-||AVM||Central Air Command||Allahabad||SOA|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Sqn Ldr||Rajender Khurana||13377 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1989|
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Squadron Leader Rajendra Khurana (13377) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Air Force on 02 Jun 75 and is on the posted strength of a Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron since 25 Nov 85.
He has 3150 hours of total flying to his credit of which 1850 hrs are operational flying on Canberra aircraft. He is functioning as the Flight Commander of Canberra Flight. During Aug 87, when there were certain indications of enemy intentions in Siachen area, he was called upon to plan and execute Photo reconnaissance mission over the area. Using his thorough knowledge in the field of Photo Reconnaissance operations combined with past experience of coordinating missions involving different types of aircraft, Sqn Ldr Khurana planned Photo Reconnaissance missions with great zeal and dedication. Of the 22 sorties flown for the purpose of planning and execution of these missions, two were flown over the operational area.
The information obtained from these missions was so valuable for our Army element in the field and at Headquarters that it was widely appreciated by the senior Army and Air Force Commanders directly involved with Siachen Operations.
For his exceptional and exemplary professional standards and fearless flying in the face of enemy, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Squadron Leader Rajendra Khurana.
|Unit : 106 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd April 1988 - No.39-Pres/89 dated 26th January 1989|
|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Rajender Khurana||13377||Award Date 26 Jan 1994||Announced 26 Jan 1994|
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