Flight Lieutenant Ashutosh Kumar Tripathi joined a flying unit in 1964. During his tenure in this Squadron, he has flown 2,586 hours, of which more than 1,500 hours were on air maintenance operations over the hazardous mountainous terrain in the Eastern area. He has always shown willingness to undertake the most arduous and demanding missions and has successfully accomplished the tasks. He has thus been a source of inspiration to others in the Squadron.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Ashutosh Kumar Tripathi displayed courage and devotion to duty.