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Wing Commander Iype Kovoor

Service No 3869 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 20 Sep 1928
Date Commissioned 15 Apr 1950 Course 51 Course
Service End Retired on 13 Jul 1976
Remarks : C-47s Voluntary Ret
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 15 Apr 1955Sqn Ldr : 11 Sep 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1970
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrIype Kovoor3869 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1964
Details :

Squadron Leader Iype Kovoor was serving in a Transport Squadron operating in NEFA area in 1962. When the Chinese forces attacked one of the forward posts of the Assam Rifles, our troops had to withdraw and required food and arms urgently. The terrain was unmapped and the weather was wrought and gusty. Despite these hazards, Squadron Leader Kovoor volunteered to air drop the vital supplies to our troops and did so successfully, But for this timely help, they would have been in a difficult situation.

Squadron Leader Kovoor displayed courage and devotion to duty of a high order.

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Reference : Gazette of India 1st February 1964 - No.20 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964.