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Wing Commander Kukke Sreekantasastry Suresh

Service No & Branch 6742 F(P)
Date of Birth: 12 Jun 1941 Commissioned: 10 Nov 1962 Course: 82 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1984 / Died on 09 Jan 2004
Remarks : 2 (65) OCU (71) HAL
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
30 Oct 1978 - 16 Apr 1980Wg CdrNo.26 SquadronAmbala/ Pathankot Commanding Officer
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vir Chakra
Flt LtKukke Sreekantasastry Suresh6742 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Kukke Sreekantasastry Suresh was on the strength of a Fighter-Bomber Squadron. On the 5th December, 1971, he was detailed to destroy a massive enemy thrust spear headed by a tank regiment at Longewala. During this mission he destroyed two tanks and damaged a number of other tanks despite heavy ground fire. While carrying out the attack his aircraft was hit and damaged by ground fire, but he skillfully brought the damaged aircraft back to the base safely. On the 13th December 1971, while on a strike mission he engaged a Sabre aircraft and shot it down.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Kukke Sreekantasastry Suresh displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 122 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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