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Air Commodore Anup Kishore Prasad

Service No 15566 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 30 Dec 1978 Course 122 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 2008
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 30 Dec 1989Wg Cdr : 03 Jul 1995Gp Capt : 11 Oct 2002Air Cmde : 01 Jan 2008
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

17 Jun 1996 - 17 Jun 1999Wg CdrNo.152 Helicopter UnitSarsawa Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrAnup Kishore Prasad15566 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Wing Commander Prasad is on the posted strength of a Mi-8 helicopter Unit of Indian Air Force since 02 May 93.

On 13 Jul 94, he was authorised to ferry a Mi-8 helicopter from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur. After ten minutes of flying, he experienced severe vertical vibrations which increased suddenly in amplitude and frequency to a level where control of the helicopter itself was likely to be lost. Both the pilots were required to use their combined force to keep the helicopter under control.

Wing Commander AK Prasad with a cool mind carried out an in-flight check that revealed that a landing was possible only at about 100 Kmph speed. In bushy sandy terrain with loss of the aircraft almost a certainty, Wg Cdr AK Prasad displayed exceptional courage and quickly made a decision to land on a field touching down at high forward speed. Thereafter, he manoeuvered the helicopter on ground with deft reflexes to prevent it hitting the trees and managed to stop the aircraft safely.

Wing Commander AK Prasad displayed exceptional courage in keeping with the highest tradition of the IAF in handling the emergency which resulted in saving the machine and valuable lives.

For exceptional courage, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander AK Prasad.

Unit : 107 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 9th March 1996 - No.23-Pres/96 dated 26th January 1996