Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Squadron Leader Ponmalarikoreth Kunhikannan Nambiar

Service No & Branch 6896 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 25 Jan 1963 Course: 6 EROC Course
Service End: Retired on 26 Nov 1976
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 25 Jan 1967
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Flt LtPonmalarikoreth Kunhikannan Nambiar6896 AE(M)Award Date 22 Jun 1972Announced 22 Jun 1972
Details :

Throughout the December 1971 operations, Flight Lieutenant Pannalari Korothunbikahannan Nambiar ensured cent per cent serviceability of his unit's aircraft while serving with a Helicopter Unit in the Eastern Sector. This he achieved by working round the clock with utter disregard for his personal comfort. On 16th December, 1971 a helicopter of his unit forcelanded at Fenchugung after being hit by enemy ground fire. Flt. Lt. Nambiar flew to the spot and by personally carrying out the repairs, made it possible for the aircraft to be flown back to base the same evening.

For the distinguished service of a high order rendered by him he is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : 105 HU
Reference : GoI19720622No85
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