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Group Captain Ram Kumar Mahadevan

Service No 15033 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 10 Jun 1977 Course 119 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 2002
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1994Gp Capt : 01 Oct 2001
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jan 1996 - 30 Apr 1998Wg CdrNo.4 SquadronUttarlai CO
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrRam Kumar Mahadevan15033 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1993
Details :

Sqn Ldr R Mahadevan has been working as a Senior Flight Commander of the Sqn since 15 Jul 91. He is fully operational on MiG Bis aircraft with 876:00 hrs on type and has an unblemished record of over 2100:00 hrs of total flying.

On 11 Oct 91, he was authorized to fly a routine procedures sortie on Type-75 ac C-2116. The initial part of the flight was uneventful. After 12 minutes of flying, he heard a loud bang and the aircraft developed severe vibrations. This was soon followed by the Fire Warning coming ON. The aircraft generator and hydraulic systems failed. The engine parameters shot well beyond the permissible limits. Sqn Ldr Mahadevan was thus faced with multiple emergencies within a short span of time. The aircraft condition was fast deteriorating and the pilot was faced with the most difficult decision to eject.

However, the pilot with single├é┬şminded devotion to duty decided to recover the crippled aircraft on residual thrust. He analysed the emergency promptly and recovered the aircraft safely. He thus displayed professional competence of a very high order in tackling complex emergencies. The pilot not only prevented the loss of a very expensive aircraft but also enriched the service with valuable information with regards to complex aircraft emergencies.

For his acts of courage and exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr R Mahadevan.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th April 1993 - No.63-Pres/93 dated 26th January 1993