Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Jyoti Prakash Mathur

Service No & Branch 11366 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 31 Dec 1967 Course: 98 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1994 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1991Wg Cdr : 31 Dec 1988
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Fg OffrJyoti Prakash Mathur11366 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Flying Officer Jyoti Prakash Mathur has been serving with a helicopter unit since April 1968. On the 27th April 1971, while serving with a Detachment he was detailed to undertake an operational mission. On the return flight his, track lay over thick forest and hilly terrain. After flying for 30 minutes the engine of the helicopter failed due to a mechanical defect. He immediately put the aircraft into auto­rotation, and proceeded to carry out a forced landing. He selected a paddy field on the edge of the forest and skillfully manoeuvred the helicopter to a safe landing.

Unit : 104 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972
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