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Wing Commander Abhishek Singh Tanwar

Service No & Branch 28211 F(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 18 Dec 2004 Course: 174 Course
Service End: No Details
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Wg Cdr : 18 Dec 2017
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrAbhishek Singh Tanwar28211 F(P)Award Date 15 Aug 2016Announced 15 Aug 2016
Details : Squadron Leader Abhishek Singh Tanwar (28211) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of a Sukhoi-30 MKI Squadron since 14 Jul 14 as Sqn Pilot. On 06 Jan 16, Sqn Ldr AS Tanwar was authorised to fly a valley flying sortie as No. 2. During the sortie, the pilot experienced multiple failures in quick succession while in the valley with difficult terrain all around. At first he experienced oil system failure after approximately 20 mins of flying. He took correct actions and set course towards base for a priority recovery. Subsequently he experienced "Fire on Left Hand (LH) Engine". The pilot immediately switched off the left engine and operated the fire extinguisher. This was followed by all four channels of the Fly By Wire (FBW) system failing accompanied with vicious oscillation due to autonomous movement of the rudder. This coupled with Fire on LH engine presented the pilot with an emergency of the most critical nature. Despite experiencing multiple emergencies of dire nature, displaying exceptionalcourage, Sqn Ldr AS Tanwar calmly assessed the situation and reacted in a controlled manner while remaining with the aircraft. His prompt and correct actions prevented a Category-I accident and saved the valuable aircraft. In having piloted theaircraft under such odds and executed correct emergency actions, Sqn Ldr AS Tanwar displayed courage and presence of mind of a high order. For this act of exceptional courage, Squadron Leader Abhishek Singh Tanwar is awarded of Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry).
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Reference : PIB News Release
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrAbhishek Singh Tanwar28211 F(P)Award Date 15 Aug 2016Announced 15 Aug 2016
Details : Squadron Leader Abhishek Singh Tanwar (28211) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of a Sukhoi-30 MKI Squadron since 14 Jul14 as Sqn Pilot. On 06 Jan 16, Sqn Ldr AS Tanwar was authorised to fly a valley flying sortie as No. 2. During the sortie, the pilot experienced multiple failures in quick succession while in the valley with difficult terrain all around. At first he experienced oil system failure after approximately 20 mins of flying. He took correct actions and set course towards base for a priority recovery. Subsequently he experienced "Fire on Left Hand (LH) Engine". The pilot immediately switched off the left engine and operated the fire extinguisher. This was followed by all four channels of the Fly By Wire (FBW) system failing accompanied with vicious oscillation due to autonomous movement of the rudder. This coupled with Fire on LH engine presented the pilot with an emergency of the most critical nature. Despite experiencing multiple emergencies of dire nature, displaying exceptional courage, Sqn Ldr AS Tanwar calmly assessed the situation and reacted in a controlled manner while remaining with the aircraft. On experiencing oil system failure, the pilot correctly switched off the engine thus preventing an engine seizure. Subsequently, on experiencing LH Engine fire the pilot's prompt actions prevented the fire from spreading to other parts of the aircraft. The failure of all Channels of the FBW system resulting in dangerous oscillations made the task of the recovery challenging. Landing with single engine.in such a situation calls for a high degree of skill levels. His exemplary piloting skills with composed mental state under extreme adverse conditions were instrumental in successfully recovering the aircraft. Post flight inspection revealed that the FBW looms were completely burnt. Any delay in recovery could have resulted in a catastrophic accident due to complete loss of control. His prompt and correct actions prevented a Category-I accident and saved the valuable aircraft. In having piloted the aircraft under such odds and executed correct emergency actions, Sqn Ldr AS Tanwar displayed courage and presence of mind of a high order. For this act of exceptional courage, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) to Squadron Leader Abhishek Singh Tanwar.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet
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