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Group Captain Mahabir Prasad Premi

Service No 8378 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 06 Mar 1942
Date Commissioned 18 Apr 1964 Course 87 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 1992
Remarks : HTS 115HU
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Flt LtMahabir Prasad Premi8378 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
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During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Mahabir Prasad Premi was commanding a Helicopter detachment in the Rajasthan sector. On the 6th December, 1971, while engaged in casualty evacuation he discovered an unexploded bomb lying near his Helicopter. On two early occasions delay fuse bombs had exploded in its vicinity. Realising that if the bomb near the Helicopter exploded the Helicopter would be damaged, he decided to take off the Helicopter. After he had started up the Helicopter, an air raid alert was given over the airfield, but inspite of it he took off and landed the Helicopter in a safer area. Immediately after this bomb exploded as expected but by his timely action the Helicopter was saved. On the 11th December, 1971, he evacuated two casualties from an area which was under enemy air attack.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Mahabir Prasad Premi displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : HTS
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrMahabir Prasad Premi8378 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1985
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