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Wing Commander Vishan Kumar Saxena

Service No 8054 Branch ADM
Date of Birth: 12 Oct 1941
Date Commissioned 21 Dec 1963 Course 28 GDOC Course
Service End Retired on 31 Oct 1989
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtVishan Kumar Saxena8054 ADMAward 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