Awardee List for the 256 SU

A total of 2 Awards are listed.
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) : 1 | Vishist Seva Medal : 1 |
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sgt Nikku Ram Choudhary 727844 ORUnit : 256 Signal Unit  Award Date 30 May 05 Announced 26 Jan 06
Details : 727844 Sergeant Nikku Ram Choudhary Clk GD is on the posted strength of a Signal Unit since 26 Dec 2004.The SNCO is an outstanding mountaineer and has been pursuing his passion of mountaineering from 2001. He has been a climbing member for several successful mountaineering expeditions like Mt Deo Tibba, Mt. Hamuman Tibba, Mt Kamet and Mt Kabru Dome.Sgt Choudhary was selected as a climbing member in the Mt Everest (8848M) expedition due to his dedication, discipline, positive mind set and excellent performance on the mountains in previous expeditions. He was detailed for summit attempt in second team and was able to put the National Flag and IAF on the top of the world and became first SNCO of the IAF to reach on the top of the Mt Everest. In a situation where no IAF airman had been before, he has shown exemplary courage and determination In brining laurels for the service. During the expedition the air warrior has contributed his best for the success of the expedition. He was ever ready to take on any responsibility assigned to him. Sgt Choudhary has brought pride to the Nation as well as for the IAF.For exceptional courage and bringing laurels to the Indian Air Force, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)' to Sergeant Nikku Ram Choudhary.
Reference: Gazette of India dated 18th March 2006 - No.30-Pres/2006 dated 26th January 2006 & AFD2006 Investiture  

Vishist Seva Medal
Flt Lt Narinder Kumar Chibber 7086 AE(L)Unit : 256 Signal Unit  Award Date 22 Jun 72 Announced 22 Jun 72
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Narinder Kumar Chhibber while serving in a mobile unit during the 1971 conflict maintained a high operational efficiency of his Unit despite frequent moves.

Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for sustained hard work and distinguished service of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 22 Jun 1972 Number:85 

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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