Awards for the year 1990


A total of 84 Awards are listed.
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Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn Ldr Mukul Goyal 15404 F(P)Unit : 44 Sqn  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 90
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Squadron Leader Mukul Goyal was commissioned in the IAF on 07 Jul 78 and has a record of 6,000 hrs of accident-free flying.

Sqn Ldr Goyal joined an AN-32 Sqn in Jan 85 and after conversion commenced regular flying in Jun 85. On 11 Nov 88, there was an urgent requirement to airlift troops from Agartala to Guwahati for onward dispatch to Srilanaka. The task had to be completed at night ex-Agartala where the night landing facilities were totally inadequate. Sqn Ldr showing great initiative and skill was the first to land at this airfield and then guided the others to follow him, thus being instrumental in the success of the mission.

For his high sense of dedication to duty, exemplary flying effort and thorough professionalism, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr Mukul Goyal.

Reference: Gazette of India dated 12th May 1990 - No.38-Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990 

Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt Lt Harkeerat Singh Aujla 17336 F(P)Unit : 114 HU  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 90
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Flight Lieutenant Harkeerat Singh Aujla has been on the posted strength of a helicopter unit since 01 Mar 88.

During his tenure in the unit, Flt Lt Aujla has successfully carried out a variety of high altitude missions e.g. air maintenance, casualty evacuation from daunting heights of 19000 ft and above in Siachen Glacier and Ladakh region. He has over 2000 sorties to the world's highest helipad to his credit.

He has undertaken hazardous flying missions to deliver vital supplies like ammunitions and rations to our highest outposts in 'Siachen Glacier' under heavy enemy shelling.

In recognition of his unmatched courage, devotion to duty and professionalism, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Flt Lt Harkeerat Singh Aujla.

Reference: Gazette of India dated 12th May 1990 - No.38-Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990 

Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt Lt Ajay Dogra 17145 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 14 Nov 87 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Flight Lieutenant Ajay Dogra has been on the posted strength of one of the Helicopter Units since 14 Oct 85 and was operating from Jaffna in support of Indian Peace Keeping Force.

On 14 Nov 87, Flt Lt Ajay Dogra was assigned the task for dropping troops and ammunition at a helipad dominated by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) guerillas in Jaffna. He landed there safely but as the aircraft took off, it came under continuous heavy machine gun fire by the LTTE elements. The tail boom and tail rotor shaft were damaged extensively. In spite of being subjected to heavy ground fire, Flt Lt Dogra kept his cool and continued to fly his helicopter in the damaged condition till his mission was completed.

For showing exceptional courage in the face of the enemy, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Flt Lt Ajay Dogra.

Reference: Gazette of India dated 12th May 1990 - No.38-Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990 

Vayu Sena Medal
MWO Ramaswamy Govindarajan 400627 ORUnit : 25 Sqn  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 90
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Master Warrant Officer Ramaswamy Govindrajan is on the posted strength of an AN12 Squadron since 20 Dec 81. He has been employed as a flight signaller for the past 30 years on four different types of different transport aircraft. He holds the record of achieving the highest flying category 'A' on all types of aircraft flown by him. Today, he has to his credit 10,200 hours including 3600 hours on operations in J&K, Ladakh in the Northern and Nagaland, NEFA and Mizoram area in the Eastern Sectors. He is currently a Command Examiner on AN12 aircraft. He has trained and brought up junior Flight Signallers Commensurate with the operational role of the Squadron.

For his remarkable professional skill and selfless devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to MWO Ramaswamy Govindrajan.

Reference: Gazette of India dated 12th May 1990 - No.38-Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990 

Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt P C Thakur 5497 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt S P Pendharkar 6717 LGSUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Chittaranjan Sharma 6195 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt S P Varma 6466 MEDUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt S M Nagpal 7317 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt D S Gill 9126 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt N B Amaresh 12464 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr D Singh 9998 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr S Narayanan VM 11084 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Om Kumar 11614 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr S Gopalakrishna 12437 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr R C Kumaran 12440 AELUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr R K Ganjoo 13362 MEDUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr R M Sethi 13181 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr A K Kaistha 13476 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr Bhajan Lal Thakral 14195 AEMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr R K Sharma 15098 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr Rohit Khera 15253 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Flt Lt M L Bagga 15387 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Flt Lt N P S Subramaniam 16131 Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
JWO C Kelancheri 271210 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Vishist Seva Medal
Sgt B S Gill 607094 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 90 Announced 26 Jan 90
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Mention in Despatches
Wg Cdr Basudeo Banerjee 11654 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 26 Jan 90
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Reference: Gazette of India No.54 - Pres/88 dated 28th July 1990 

Mention in Despatches
Sqn Ldr Yadupati Saran Das 13613 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 26 Jan 90
Details : Siachen
Reference: Gazette of India No.54 - Pres/88 dated 28th July 1990 

Mention in Despatches
Flt Lt Anthony Mohan Subiah 16980 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 26 Jan 90
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Reference: Gazette of India No.54 - Pres/88 dated 28th July 1990 

Mention in Despatches
Flt Lt Sanjeev Saxena 14482 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 26 Jan 90
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Reference: Gazette of India No.54 - Pres/88 dated 28th July 1990 

Mention in Despatches
Flt Lt Iqbal Singh Chahal 16980 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 26 Jan 90
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Reference: Gazette of India No.54 - Pres/88 dated 28th July 1990 

Mention in Despatches
Flt Lt Ashish Kumar Pradhan 17162 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 26 Jan 90
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Reference: Gazette of India No.54 - Pres/88 dated 28th July 1990 

Mention in Despatches
JWO Samuel Babu 293037 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 26 Jan 90
Details : Flt Gun
Reference: Gazette of India No.54 - Pres/88 dated 28th July 1990 

Mention in Despatches
Sgt Suresh Manapragoda 657409 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date Announced 26 Jan 90
Details : Flt Engr, Siachen
Reference: Gazette of India No.54 - Pres/88 dated 28th July 1990 

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