|Service No & Branch||10864 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 04 Jun 1967||Course: 97 Course||Entry Mode : NDA|
|Service End:||Retired on 20 May 1986|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|01 Jan 1976 - 01 Jan 1977||Sqn Ldr||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Flying Instructor|
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|Fg Offr||Sankaranarayanan Balasubramanian||10864 F(P)||Award Date 05 Dec 1971||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
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During the Operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flying Officer Shankarnarayanan Balasubramanian was serving as a pilot with a Fighter-Bomber Squadron. On 4th and 5th December 1971 he flew deep day penetration operational missions to enemy airfield and successfully damaged enemy airfield on ground and other airfield installations despite heavy ground fire.
In this action, Flying Officer Shankarnarayanan Balasubramanian displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 20 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972|