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Air Vice Marshal Anil Tiwari

Service No 17160 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 28 May 1983 Course 131 Course
Service End No Details
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 28 May 1994Wg Cdr : 15 May 2000Gp Capt : 01 Feb 2007Air Cmde : 01 Mar 2010
AVM : 01 Jul 2014
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Aug 2000 - 04 Aug 2002Wg CdrNo.130 Helicopter UnitJammu Commanding Officer
24 Dec 2007 - Gp Capt29 WingBamrauli (Allahabad) Station Commander
- Air Cmde21 WingLeh Air Officer Commanding
- AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrAnil Tiwari17160 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2003
Details :

Wing Commander Anil Tiwari (17160) F(P) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 28 May 1983 and presently commanding a Helicopter Unit in operational area with effect from 01 Aug 2001.

On 20 Jun 2001 Wg Cdr Tiwari received an SOS message from the Divisional Commissioner that two trucks with ten civilians on board were marooned in middle of Tawi river due to flash floods. Incessant rains in the upper reaches had caused the water level in the river to rise suddenly and submerge half the trucks. The water level was rising continuously and no other surface means to rescue the marooned persons had been possible. The risk of the trucks getting washed away in swift current endangering the lives of the personnel was imminent.

In true traditions of the IAF, Wg Cdr Tiwari took the lead and took charge of the rescue operation. The rescue helicopter got airborne and promptly reached the spot to carry out aerial recce. Analyzing the gravity of the situation and seeing the men huddled over top of the truck, he decided to winch up the marooned. Taking care of the heavy down wash of the helicopter did not disturb the truck or the personnel huddled on top, the helicopter was brought to a high hover the truck cabin. Continuous light drizzle, overcast skies and non-availability of visual clues over the fast flowing river made steady hover a professional challenge. Displaying steady composure and high professional skill, Wg Cdr Tiwari maintained steady hover and lowered the Flight Gunner on to the truck cabin and with precision and composure, one by one, all the ten men were winched up. Finally the Flight Gunner was winched up to accomplish a rescue mission which required continuous winching for about an hour. This operation received wide publicity and kept the flag of the IAF flying high.

For this display of courage, perseverance and professional skill, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Anil Tiwari.

Unit : 130 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd March 2003 - No.43-Pres/2003 dated 26th January 2003
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeAnil Tiwari17160 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2012Announced 26 Jan 2012
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : GoI20120126