|Service No || 13398 ||Branch || F(P) |
|Date of Birth: ||-- --- -- || || |
|Date Commissioned || 02 Jun 1973 ||Course || 110 Course |
|Service End ||Retired on 31 Dec 2002|
|Remarks : |
|Wg Cdr : 01 Jul 1991||Acting Gp Capt : 29 Mar 1996||Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1996|
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|01 Dec 1990 - 01 Oct 1992||Wg Cdr||No.118 Helicopter Unit||Guwahati ||Commanding Officer |
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Sqn Ldr||Arun Kumar Dharamdas Sonpar||13398 F(P)||Award Date 11 Oct 1987||Announced 14 Apr 1988|
|Details :|| Squadron Leader Arun Dharam Das Sonpar is posted to a helicopter unit. He was detailed as co-pilot with Fg Offr V Prakash on special Heliborne Operation on the night of 11/12 Oct 87. He was made responsible for successfully landing the troops for three missions at a helipad under heavy fire. The helicopter received heavy damage. Sqn Ldr Sonpar gave valuable support to his Captain and thereby ensured that the helicopter was flown back to base successfully. |
For his exceptional dedication to duty and professional competence of a higher order, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Sqn Ldr Sonpar.
|Unit : 107 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 13th August 1988 - No.78-Pres/88 dated 15th April 1988|