|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||13 Dec 1980||Course||126 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 15 Dec 2010|
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|03 May 1998 - 29 Apr 2000||Wg Cdr||No.116 Helicopter Unit||Jodhpur||Commanding Officer|
|-||Gp Capt||19 Forward Base Support Unit||Thoise||Station Commander|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Pankaj Jaiswal||16232 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1994|
|Details :|| |
Sqn Ldr Pankaj Jaiswal is on the posted strength of a Helicopter unit since 11 May 92.
Late at night on 23 June 92, the unit was called upon to undertake an urgent causality air evacuation mission for Mr. Vincent Venable a member of Indo-British Mountaineering Expedition, who had suffered multiple fractures during the descent and lay immobile on the steep icy slopes at a height of over 18000 feet. Sqn Ldr P Jaiswal with Sqn Ldr PK Sharma as his co-pilot was detailed for this rescue mission. The weather was bad and locating the injured person became very difficult. By persistent effort despite bad weather, he spotted the mountaineers perched on a steep and treacherous slope. By that time, the wind had picked up and menacing dark clouds surrounded the area. The steep slope offered no suitable place to land. Considering the deteriorating weather condition and unpredictable cloud shifts, the pilots took a bold decision to touch down next to the injured man. While one pilot precariously held the machine in place with right ski touching the slope, the other opened the door and assisted Mr. Venable in boarding the helicopter safely.
By sheer dint of courage, professionalism and airmanship of very high order, the seemingly impossible task was made possible. It was a superb display of joint team work requiring extraordinary synchronous co-ordination on part of both the pilots.
For his professionalism and exceptional courage, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Sqn Ldr Pankaj Jaiswal.
|Unit : 111 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th March 1994. - No.20-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1994|