|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|
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|01 Dec 1990 - 01 Oct 1992||Wg Cdr||No.118 Helicopter Unit||Guwahati ||CO |
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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|