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Wing Commander Ashok Anand Thosar

Service No & Branch 8209 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 31 Dec 1963 Course: 86 Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 13 May 1983
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

05 May 1976 - 24 Sep 1978Sqn LdrNo.104 Helicopter UnitSarsawa Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrAshok Anand Thosar8209 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1979
Details :

Squadron Leader Ashok Anand Thosar has been in an operational Helicopter Unit in Western Sector since May, 1976. He has to his credit 3600 hours of living, out of which 2500 accident free hours have been on helicopters mainly over inhospitable terrain. Under his leadership, his unit, accomplished all operational tasks with great success and achieved the distinction of winning Flight Safety Trophy for the year 1977 for the Accident Free Flying record.

He has successfully undertaken innumerable operational missions, which included VIP commitments, logistic support, relief operations and casualty evacuations. During August, 1977, he gave an excellent account of his professional skill as a Chetak Helicopter Team Leader while conducting Flood Relief Operations in Delhi Area. Again, on 4th September, 1977, he evacuated a dangerously ill Army Jawan from an unprepared and restricted helipad at a height of 13,500 feet and saved a valuable life.

Squadron Leader Ashok Anand Thosar has thus displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

Unit : 104 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th January 1980 - No.7- Pres/80 dated 26th January 1979
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