Awards for Army


A total of 3 Awards are listed.
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) : 3 |
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Maj Kuldip Singh Sahney IAUnit : Army  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 72
Details :
Citation Not Available
Reference: Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972 

Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Capt Lakshminaryan Padmanabhan IAUnit : Army  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 72
Details :

Captain Lakshminarayan Padmanabhan has been serving as a Pilot in our Air OP Flight since December, 1969. During the operations, against Pakistan in December, 1971, he was operating in the Chhamb Sector. In this Sector the enemy had heavily concentrated his armour and guns and the Sector was his main axis. Between 6th and 17th December, 1971 Captain Padmanabhan carried out a total of 31 Operational Sorties in the face of heavy ground opposition. He successfully directed the fire of our own Artillery guns and was instrumental in the destruction of several enemy tanks, ELMS and vehicular convoys.

Throughout, Captain Lakshminarayan Padmanabhan displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Reference: Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972 

Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Maj Chitoor Subramaniam Krishnan IAUnit : Army  Award Date 20 Oct 74 Announced 26 Jan 76
Details : Major Chitoor Subramaniam Krishnan was Officer Commanding of an Air Observation Post Flight from September, 1973 to October, 1974 when the Flight was being re-equipped with a new type of aircraft. Despite the pressures of instructional flying, involved in converting a number of pilots. he set an outstanding example of professionalism by upgrading his helicopter category /instructor rating from C/White to A/Master Green. He was detailed to undertake a communication-cum-reconnaissance sortie on 20th October 1974 when his aircraft suffered an engine failure, immediately after take off at a height of 300 feet above around level. He handled the aircraft skillfully but was killed in the subsequent forced landing. Major Chitoor Subramaniam Krishnan throughout displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order
Reference: Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976 

The Awards Database presented here was made possible by the kind generosity of Air Marshal Bharat Kumar, author of Courage & Devotion to Duty : A Chronicle of IAF's Honours and Awards (1932-2008). Air Marshal Bharat Kumar had very graciously given permission to reproduce the citations from the book on this website.
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