|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||07 Jun 1986||Course||137 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Aug 2012|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Fg Offr||M R Anand||18257 F(P)||Award Date 22 Jun 1988||Announced 26 Jan 1989|
|Details :|| |
Flying Officer MR Anand (18257) Flying (Pilot) of a helicopter unit has flown over three hundred and fifty five sorties in Op Pawan till date. Most of these missions involved operating over inhospitable terrain and under the most trying operational conditions.
On 27 Jun 88, Fg Offr Anand was detailed as co-pilot for an important but highly dangerous task in the jungle areas south of Alampil, where active ground operations were in progress, However, during the execution of this vital task, the helicopter was hit by ground fire, in which of Fg Offr Anand also sustained minor injuries. Unmindful of it all, this officer in the best traditions of the Air Force, continued with the mission and ably assisted his Captain in dealing with the situation and recovering the helicopter at the closest helipad without further damage to his helicopter or injury to the troops.
Despite his relative inexperience and injury, Fg Offr Anand displayed courage, determination and professionalism of the highest order.
Fg Offr Anand, during his tenure in the Op Pawan area, has always accepted willingly and cheerfully and mission assigned to him.
For his courage in the face of enemy, determination and display of professionalism under operational conditions, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Fg Offr MR Anand.
|Unit : 109 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd April 1988 - No.39-Pres/89 dated 26th January 1989|