Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Flying Officer Bhupendra Prakash

Service No & Branch 5791 GD(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 19 Dec 1959 Course: 76 Course
Service End: Died in Service 10 Feb 1964
Remarks :
Training and Other Courses Attended
14 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1958
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Fg OffrBhupendra Prakash5791 GD(P)Award Date 02 Oct 1964Announced 01 Jan 1967
Details :

During the Chinese aggression in 1962, Fg. Offr. Bhupendra Prakash regularly undertook operational sorties to distant landing grounds and carried out supply-dropping missions in NEFA. On 10th February, 1964, Fg. Offr. Prakash was detailed for a communication sorties to Mechue. On his return flight, he encountered adverse weather, and when he was trying to make way through small opening in the heavy clouds, he met with an accident and was killed. He had flown 630 sorties and made 580 landings in difficult terrain in NEFA.

Throughout, Flying Officer Bhupendra Prakash displayed professional skill, courage and devotion to duty.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th January, 1967- No.102 - Pres/66 dated 31st December 1966

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
10 Feb 1964Otter DHC-3IM-1721Fg Offr Bhupendra Prakash +
59 SqnCr druing adverse we
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