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Group Captain Jayaraman Lakshminarayanan

Service No & Branch 14110 F(P)
Date of Birth: 17 Aug 1954 Commissioned: 11 Jul 1975 Course: 114 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2008 Superannuated Died on 11 Sep 2016 (62 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 27 Jul 1992Acting Gp Capt : 30 Mar 1998Gp Capt : 12 Jan 1998
Training and Other Courses Attended
45 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1973
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

15 Oct 1997 - 01 May 1999Gp CaptNo.102 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
10 May 1999 - 05 Apr 2002Gp Capt2 Tactical Air CenterJodhpur Commanding Officer
01 Apr 2002 - 01 Oct 2003Gp CaptNo.102 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Flt LtJayaraman Lakshminarayanan14110 F(P)Award Date 18 Jun 1980Announced 26 Jan 1981
Details :

On the 18th June, 1980, Flight Lieutenant Jayaraman Lakshmi Narayanan was flying a MiG aircraft on a routine night training mission, where flying is done by resorting to instrument only. This was his third sortie under such conditions. At a height of 5000 metres over Talwara town he experienced engine surge during a 60° banked turn.

He tried to roll out of the turn; when he found that the controls of the aircraft had jammed. The aircraft continued to roll and went into a steep dive over the town. At this stage, Flight Lieutenant Jayaraman Lakshmi Narayanan realized that a crash was imminent. He would have been fully justified in ejecting to ensure his personal safety. However, he decided to stay with the aircraft and made a determined effort to deviate the aircraft to save the township from disaster at the cost of his life. He reacted with exceptional presence of mind and professional skill and recovered the aircraft barely 600 metres above the sleeping township. The aircraft had lost too much height during recovery it was few seconds away from destruction. Flight Lieutenant Jayaraman Lakshmi Narayanan continued to display extremely high degree of airmanship and inspite of the controls malfunctioning he returned to base carrying out left turns only and landed safely. This young pilot unmindful of certain fatal consequences to himself, in his effort to save the inhabitants of township, displayed cool professional competence of an exceptional order.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Jayaraman Lakshmi Narayanan displayed courage, presence of mind and professional skill of a high order.

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Reference : Gazette of India , 18th April 1981 - No.28 - Pres/81 dated 26th January 1981
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