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|Date of Birth:||28 Sep 1936|
|Date Commissioned||08 Oct 1955||Course||66 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 01 Feb 1978|
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|17 Jan 1966 - 12 Jan 1969||Sqn Ldr||No.114 Helicopter Unit||Srinagar||CO|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Sqn Ldr||Ram Kumar Sinha||4974 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1969|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Ram Kumar Sinha has served three tenures in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and NEFA. As a transport pilot, he completed over 1,000 hours of flying in fixed wing transport aircraft. During the Chinese aggression in 1962 and India-Pakistan conflict of 1965 he evacuated over 700 casualties from forward posts. For this, he made over 2,000 landings on unprepared areas In difficult terrain. He has carried out numerous proving and evaluation flights to new helipads. He has frequently been called upon to render service in aid to civil authorities. He flew many sorties carrying medical supplies and food and water for the marooned people after the cyclone at Rameshwaram and Dhanushkodi. On another occasion, disregarding his personal safety he evacuated a seriously ill mechanic of the Posts and Telegraphs Department by helicopter and thus saved his life.
Throughout, Squadron Leader Ram Kumar Sinha displayed courage and devotion to duty in the best tradition s' of the Indian Air Force.
|Unit : 114 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969|