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Air Vice Marshal Balabhadra Radha Krishna

Service No 17326 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 22 Dec 1983 Course 132 Course
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Dec 2006 - 01 Aug 2008Gp CaptAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore OC
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Projects)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Pt OffrBalabhadra Radha Krishna17326 F(P)Award Date 25 Sep 1984Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

On the 25th September, 1984, Pilot Officer Radha Krishna Balabhadra was authorised to carry out his fourth sortie on MiG aircraft. During the course of the flight at an altitude of 10 Kms., the canopy perspex of the aircraft shattered and as a result raining glass and plastic fragments fell on him. The aircraft was left with only jagged remnants of the canopy on the left side. The tremendous air blast made it extremely difficult and hazardous for the Officer to even open his eyes and look ahead. Simultaneously he also experienced the accompanied shock of explosive decompression. Pilot Officer Balabhadra, with negligible experience on such aircraft exhibiting great alertness, confidence and coolness descended rapidly, selecting the Identification friend or foe on to emergency, and carried out a safe landing having catered for the extra speed and power required due to the damaged state of the aircraft.

Pilot Officer Radha Krishna Balabhadra thus displayed courage, confidence, presence of mind and a high sense of flying skill.

Unit : MOFTU
Reference : Notification No. 28-Pres/86 dated 26th January, 1986 published in Part 1, Section 1, Gazette of India dated 22nd March, 1986.