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Air Vice Marshal Krishan Kumar Sangar

Service No & Branch 7017 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Jan 1963 Course: 83 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1999 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 09 Mar 1964Flt Lt : 09 Mar 1968Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985Acting Air Cmde : 03 Sep 1990
Air Cmde : 01 Sep 1990AVM : 01 Feb 1996
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrNo.119 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
26 Oct 1981 - 25 Dec 1984Wg CdrNo.109 Helicopter UnitJammu Commanding Officer
26 Dec 1984 - 21 Dec 1986Gp CaptAFS KumbhigramKumbhigram Station Commander
01 Jul 1988 - 02 Sep 1990Gp Capt39 WingUdhampur Station Commander
03 Sep 1990 - 17 May 1992Air CmdeNCC APSecunderabad Deputy Director General
18 May 1992 - 18 Sep 1995Air Cmde19 WingBorjhar (Guwahati) Air Officer Commanding
- AVMAir Force Naval Housing BoardDelhi Director General
- 17 Aug 1998AVMHQ NCCDelhi Additional Director General (A)
17 Aug 1998 - 31 May 1999AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrKrishan Kumar Sangar7017 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Squadron Leader Krishan Kumar Sangar was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in January, 1963. He has been posted to a Helicopter Unit since June, 1972. During the period of July-August, 1973, he rescued 532 persons from the flooded areas of Haryana, Punjab and J&K. All these rescues were carried out in conditions of extremely bad weather and at great personal risk. He has to his credit a total of 4,039 accident­free hours, out of which he has flown 2,600 hours as a first pilot during his operational tenures in the hills of Eastern and Western sectors.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Krishan Kumar Sangar displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : 119 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975
Shaurya Chakra
Wg CdrKrishan Kumar Sangar7017 F(P)Award Date 03 Jun 1984Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

Group Captain Krishan Kumar Sangar, Flying (Pilot), is Commanding a Helicopter Unit since October, 1981. He was appointed Mi-8 Task Force Commander during an operational exercise somewhere in the Northern Sector. A variety of loads some of which had never been airlifted before, had to be dropped by Helicopters. The operations had to be carried out in an extremely hostile, snow bound terrain under marginal weather conditions. During this Operation, Group Captain Sangar achieved many firsts to his credit and was able to drop rations and stores at places located at elevation higher than 17,000 ft. On the 3rd June, 1984, while dropping an Arctic Hut at a dropping Zone, he had to fly his aircraft to its absolute limits to avoid any damage to the hut. This was possible due to his professional skill and sound understanding of the aircraft.

Group Captain Krishan Kumar Sangar thus displayed courage, professional competence, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 109 HU
Reference : Gazette of India , 16th March 1985 - No.?? - Pres/85 dated 26th January 1985
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