|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||15 Jun 1980||Course||125 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Dec 2002|
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|Flt Lt||Abdul Naseer Hanfee||16077 F(P)||Award Date 08 Apr 1989||Announced 26 Jan 1989|
|Details :|| |
On the 23rd September 1987, Flight Lieutenant Abdul Naseer Hanfee was launched in Siachen area to assist the Army. Taking off in a short time, he immediately undertook the much-needed Army support missions in the area. At a time when all our forward posts were under attack by enemy and the demand for ammunition and other logistic support came up, Flight Lieutenant Hanfee rose to the occasion and accepted the challenge. Flying from sunrise to sunset in marginal weather conditions with frequent snow blizzards and white out conditions and frequent enemy shelling of the posts, he achieved 14 to 15 sorties a day for three continuous days, with total disregard to him personal safety. He single handedly managed to provide the much-needed logistic support for two days, which was a big morale booster for the troops in Siachen Glacier area, fighting the enemy a hostile terrain.
In a restricted area where the guns were required to fire continuously to meet the enemy challenge, he also showed exceptional professionalism by evacuating 38 casualties in a single day from the area which was in the close proximity of enemy posts with undue disregard to his personal safety.
Thus, Flight Lieutenant Abdul Naseer Hanfee exhibited high degree of professional skill and courage in the face of the adversary.
|Unit : 128 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 8th April 1989 - No.23 - Pres/89 dated 26th January 1989|