Awards for the year 2014


A total of 87 Awards are listed.
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg Cdr Harshad Mishra 22963 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg Cdr Gurpreet Singh Tung 23201 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg Cdr Ramachandra Venkateswara Prakash 23523 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Sqn Ldr Saurabh Gupta 26979 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg Cdr Abhyankar Aniket Santosh 24497 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 15 Aug 14 Announced 15 Aug 14
Details : Wing Commander Abhyankar Aniket Santosh (24497) Flying (pilot) is from the Helicopter stream and since 22 Apr 12 he is the Flight Commander of a Cheetal- Cheetah helicopter Unit that operates in the Siachen Glacier. He is a Cat 'N. QFI and has over 4,000 hours of accident/incident free flying. Wg Cdr Abhyankar has flown over 1,000 hrs in the inhospitable and challenging terrain of Siachen Glacier, where a helicopter is required to be flown at the extremes of its flight envelope and under constant threat of enemy observation and fire. He has displayed utmost courage and devotion to duty, while skillfully executing more than 500 landings at the world's three highest helipads located at Amar Son am and Zulu in the 'Op Meghdoot' area. He has also executed numerous casualty evacuations from places located above 20,000 feet in the Siachen Glacier and Laddakh Sector. His contribution towards the war efforts in the World's Highest Battlefield has been substantial. On 17 Aug 13, Wg Cdr Abhyankar was tasked for rescuing a foreign national, who was part of a lndo-British expedition, from 'Saser Kangri' which is at an altitude of 23,000 feet. At these altitudes, the helicopter operates at the extremes of its flight envelopes, has exceedingly restricted reserve of power, no margin for error and hence exceptional piloting skills are required to handle the helicopter safely. On the day of the planned rescue, the weather in the sector was marginal with poor visibility, strong gusty winds and clouding which further added to the challenges being faced by the pilot. Braving these adverse circumstances, Wg Cdr Abhyankar skillfully maneuvered and landed his helicopter in an extremely restricted & uneven terrain which was mired in crevasses & loose snow. He evacuated the paralyzed casualty to Tangtse where basic medical aid was available. By now, the weather in the area had further deteriorated which mandated an unplanned night halt at Tangtse and further evacuation to Leh was only possible the next day. Throughout this act of valor, Wg Cdr Abhyankar, used his experience, judgment and exceptional flying skills and was able to save a precious life. He also kept up the highest traditions of the IAF and displayed exceptional courage, highest level of leadership, professionalism and skills. For this act of exceptional courage, exemplary leadership and highest level of professionalism, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) to Wing Commander Abhyankar Aniket Santosh
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Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg Cdr Rahul Shukla 25845 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 15 Aug 14 Announced 15 Aug 14
Details : Wing Commander Rahul Shukla (25845) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of a frontline BISON Squadron since 30 Jul 12. On 20 Jan 14, Wg Cdr Rahul Shukla was detailed to ferry a MIG21 T-69 aircraft from Kalaikunda to Ambala with a refuelling halt at Allahabad. After takeoff from Allahabad, while climbing passing 5 km, he heard a bang from the rear portion of the aircraft. He immediately checked his engine parameters and noticed a rise in Jet Pipe Temperature (JPT). As he reduced power to control the Jet Pipe Temperature, his Main Hydraulic Warning light came on with pressure gauge indicating a drop in hydraulic pressure. The failure of the main hydraulic system manifests into non-availability of certain critical systems which results in reduced controllability of the aircraft. The situation was further aggravated due to the marginal weather conditions of poor visibility and low cloud base. Despite being faced with a grave emergency, with uncertain and unclear indications of the exact cause, he retained his composure and took the correct actions of recoverinq the aircraft on RW30 at Allahabad. Since the cloudy conditions prohibited visual contact with the ground, he retained his ventral drop tank so as to preclude jettisoning it over a populated area. Taking cognisance of the marginal weather conditions, he asked the radar controller to position him on the final approach for landing. Due to the failure of the main hydraulic system, he was forced to lower the undercarriage by emergency means and subsequently execute an immediate overweight landing without flaps necessitating much higher landing speed than the normal stipulated speed. The reduced visibility due weather and high rate of descent of 10 rn/s on the final approach path provided him a window of only 8-9 seconds to pick up the runway, align and execute a landing. The frontal visibility was further restricted by the high nose up attitude due to the non availability of flaps. While on the final approach path, the JPT had stopped registering due to probable fire in rear fuselage. Maintaining his composure in ever increasing adverse circumstances, he carried out a flawless overweight flapless landing at Allahabad and successfully stopped the aircraft without any damage on the runway. During the landing roll, observers on ground noticed and confirmed smoke and fire in the fuselage section of the aircraft. After landing, he also assisted in effective fire-fighting operations. Post flight assessment revealed extensive damage to the aircraft due to fire. Wg Cdr Rahul Shukla displayed exemplary courage, presence of mind, and was able to maintain his composure in adverse circumstances which led to the safe recovery of an aircraft with an engine problem in adverse weather conditions. His skillful piloting and professional handling of an adverse situation prevented probable civilian casualties on ground and has set an excellent professional example for others to emulate. For this act of exemplary courage and professional handling of an unserviceable aircraft under difficult circumstances, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) to Wing Commander Rahul Shukla.
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Bar to Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Tarun Kumar Singha 17857 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Radhey Mohan Tiwari 15453 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Dilip Chandra Agarwal 32386 MEDUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Naresh Kumar Sharma 17038 ADMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Pradeep Kumar Bapat 17227 ADMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Anirban Bhattacharyya 17287 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Navayath Santosh 17720 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Subramaniam Ravi Vridhachalem 18101 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Surendra Pal Singh 18260 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Ashish Vohra 18801 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Vivek Rajhans 17620 AE(M)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Vijay Pal Singh Rana 17736 ADMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Palvinder Singh 17892 ADMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Abhijit Roy 18219 AE(M)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Sukumaran Ramakrishnan 18466 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Rashid Zafar Qureshi 18475 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Anjani Gopal Bandyopadhyay 18501 AE(M)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Rakesh Raturi 18642 LGSUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Bindu Ahluwalia 18691 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Shivkumar Srinivasan 19520 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Arun Malik 19532 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Navneet Singh Bindra 19632 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Sanjay Khanna 19870 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Sunil Kumar Jha 19888 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Eric Janiclass Anthony 19892 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Pankaj Kumar 20086 LGSUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Partho Shankar Gangopadhyay 20284 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Umesh Chandra Sharma 21407 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Malliyakel Joseph Augustine Vinoth 21819 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Pushpendra Singh 23817 ADMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Tarundeep Singh Puri 25760 AE(M)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 14 Announced 26 Jan 14
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