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Wing Commander Shashikant Anandnath Koppikar

Service No & Branch 10433 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Oct 1966 Course: 96 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 1985 Released to Air India Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 Oct 1967Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
27 NDA (Cadet) - 07 Dec 196433 DSSC (Flt Lt) - 26 Nov 1977
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

24 Oct 1983 - 31 Dec 1984Wg CdrHQ Training Command Communication FlightBangalore Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Fg OffrShashikant Anandnath Koppikar10433 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Flying Officer Shashikant Anandnath Koppikar has been serving with an operational squadron since October 1966. On the 30th March 1971, he was detailed to carry out a training flight. When about 30 miles away from the base, he noticed a drop in his engine oil pressure and turned back. Later, he found that the techogenerator in the aircraft had also failed. About 20 miles from base, he heard a high pitched whine. He continued his efforts to control the engine but, when about six miles from base, there was a sudden loud noise and the aircraft began to vibrate. It also swung violently and began losing height at an abnormally high rate. He took corrective action and succeeded in regaining some control over the aircraft. Finally, the engine seized completely. Throughout these emergencies, he remained calm and by his judgment and skilful airmanship, he succeeded in landing the aircraft safely at base.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972
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