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Wing Commander Anoop Singh

Service No 26716 Branch F(P)
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Date Commissioned 15 Dec 2001 Course 168 Course
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrAnoop Singh26716 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2010Announced 26 Jan 2010
Details : Squadron Leader Anoop Singh (26716) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of a Jaguar Squadron since 25 Jan 2007. On 19 March 2009 he was authorised to fly a live armament sortie over Pokhran range. The sortie was uneventful till recovery. During recovery he carried out a Ground Controlled Approach (GCA) and took over for a visual approach and landing at five km from Runway. At 200 ft on approach, he heard a thud on the left side. When he glanced inside, he noticed port engine Turbine Gas Temperature exceeding the operating limits and felt the engine thrust reducing. Deviation from flight path and increase in Angle of Attack (AOA) at this stage could have aggravated the situation. Prompt actions on part of the pilot of engaging max reheat on both engines and correct attitude change, kept angle of attack under control and a safe landing was executed. Post flight analysis on the ground indicated an extensive damage to the port engine. Further, Accident Data Recorder (ADR) and Digital Video Recording System (DVRS) analysis brought out immediate loss of thrust, under surge conditions. The analysis revealed quick and accurate actions on part of the pilot which led to aversion of a potentially dangerous situation. Considering the aircraft emergency which occurred at a critical phase of flight wherein split second decision making was absolutely necessary, the actions from Sqn Ldr A Singh were most gallant and professional. The cascading effect of the emergency would have left him no other choice but to eject, if the actions were delayed. These timely actions by him resulted in saving a valuable aircraft. Also critical post flight analysis could be undertaken since the ac was recovered to ascertain the cause of surge. Due to this analysis such accident could be avoided in the future. For the act of exceptional gallantry, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)' to Squadron Leader Anoop Singh.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet