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Air Marshal Naresh Kumar

Service No 5057 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 02 May 1937
Date Commissioned 14 Jan 1956 Course 67 Course
Service End Retired on 31 May 1995
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1976Acting Gp Capt : 17 Apr 1978Gp Capt : 29 Aug 1979Acting Air Cmde : 09 Jan 1984
Air Cmde : 19 Oct 1984AVM : 10 Mar 1988Air Marshal : 25 Apr 1991C-in-C : 01 Mar 1993
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

02 Sep 1968 - 25 Jun 1972Sqn LdrNo.112 Helicopter UnitBagdogra CO
- Wg CdrNo.119 Helicopter Unit CO
- Gp CaptEmbassy of India, AfghanistanKabul Air Attache
- 28 Feb 1993Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad SASO
25 Apr 1991 - 30 Sep 1991Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOA
01 Oct 1991 - Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOP
01 Mar 1993 - 31 May 1995Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrNaresh Kumar5057 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
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Squadron Leader Naresh Kumar who has been commanding a Helicopter Unit was asked to undertake missions for providing relief to persons affected by floods in North Bengal in 1968. He rescued 9 persons on 5th October 1968, during one such mission. In the evening of the same day, flying as copilot, he saw a number of people surrounded by flood water. They were in grave danger and needed immediate rescue. It was already dusk and the visibility was going down However as, commanding officer of the unit, Squadron Leader Naresh Kumar ordered the pilot to attempt rescue. Since landing was not possible, the helicopter was kept hovering a few inches from the ground. When marooned persons could not get into the helicopter, being too weak he, disregarding his personal safety, jumped out of the helicopter and managed to put three persons on board. In a like manner, he helped the rescue of some more marooned persons on 6th October 1968. It was the result of his planning that in 14 days 650 tonnes of food and equipment were air­dropped and over 1,400 people rescued.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Naresh Kumar displayed courage, initiative and devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeNaresh Kumar5057 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1988Announced 26 Jan 1988
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalNaresh Kumar5057 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1994Announced 26 Jan 1994
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