|Date of Birth:||12 Oct 1941|
|Date Commissioned||21 Dec 1963||Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Oct 1989|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Flt Lt||Vishan Kumar Saxena||8054 ADM||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1974|
|Details :|| |
Flight Lieutenant Vishan Kumar Saxena has been performing the duties of Parachute Jump Instructor since 1965. During this period he has made nearly 700 live descents which is second highest amongst the Parachute Jump Instructors. He has also completed the highest number of night descents. He has jumped from seven types of transport aircraft and has taken part in almost all the trial jumps carried out to test new parachutes and airborne equipment. During the operations in December, 1971, he was detailed as a Detachment Commander at an Air Force base for certain forces earmarked for Airborne Operations in the Eastern Sector. With ingenuity, he carried out the task efficiently in spite of many handicaps and flew as a Despatcher in the lead aircraft.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Vishan Kumar Saxena has displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Air Force.
|Unit : PTS|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th July 1974 - No.85 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1974|