|Service No & Branch||5069 F(P)|
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|Date of Birth: 03 Aug 1936||Commissioned: 14 Jan 1956||Course: 67 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 20 Jan 1977 / Died on 29 Sep 2017|
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|01 Aug 1966 - 01 Oct 1966||Sqn Ldr||Golf Sqn, National Defence Academy||Khadakvasla||Squadron Commander|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Flt Lt||Umesh Kumar Ahuja||5069 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1964|
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Flight Lieutenant Umesh Kumar Ahuja has been on his fourth operational tour since April 1961, in Jammu and Kahsmir area. In addition to about 70 hours of flying in NEFA area, he has flown about 1300 hours on air transport operations in Ladakh area. During the recent Chinese attack on our northern borders, he flew more than 100 hours in a month. By hard work and skilful handling of his aircraft, he has inspired his colleagues and thus contributed to the high standard of operational efficiency of his unit.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Ahula displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Reference : Gazette of India 1st February 1964 - No.20 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964.|