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Air Commodore Vishwanath Prakash

Service No & Branch 17149 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 28 May 1983 Course: 131 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2017 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 28 May 1994Wg Cdr : 15 May 2000Gp Capt : 01 Feb 2007Air Cmde : 01 Jun 2010
Training and Other Courses Attended
62 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1982
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

10 Jul 2001 - 08 Jun 2003Wg CdrNo.128 Helicopter UnitMohanbari Commanding Officer
15 Oct 2007 - 30 Apr 2009Gp Capt23 WingJammu Station Commander
02 Jul 2012 - 13 Jul 2014Air Cmde1 Air Force Selection BoardDehradun President
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtVishwanath Prakash17149 F(P)Award Date 11 Oct 1987Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Vishwanath Prakash formed part of Indian Air Force element of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) in Sri Lanka. On the night of 11th/12th October 1987, he was the Captain of helicopter in a four aircraft formation and involved in the critical Special Heliborne Operation. Despite being comparatively junior in service and relatively inexperienced, he showed determination and grit of a very high order. He successfully carried out three missions during the night. The helipad was under heavy fire by the militants and his helicopter suffered extensive damage but Flight Lieutenant Vishwanath Prakash managed to fly it back to base safely.

Flight Lieutenant Vishwanath Prakash showed exceptional courage in the face of militants’ ground fire.

Unit : 107 HU
Reference : Gazette of India , 20th April 1988 - No.37 - Pres/88 dated 15th April 1988
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