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Wing Commander Bharat Raj Lohtia

Service No & Branch 11419 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))

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Date of Birth: 15 May 1946 Commissioned: 31 Dec 1967 Course: 98 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1995 Died on 11 Jun 2016 (70 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 17 Nov 1986
Training and Other Courses Attended
29 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1965
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jun 1968 - Plt OffrNo.114 Helicopter Unit Squadron Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtBharat Raj Lohtia11419 F(P)Award Date 22 Oct 1974Announced 01 Jul 1975
Details : Flight Lieutenant Bharat Raj Lohtia was commissioned in the Flying (Pilot) Branch of the Air Force in December, 1967. He has been serving with a Helicopter Unit since September, 1972. During October and December, 1974 when the unit was called upon to rnount special heliborne operations in Eastern Sector, he was the captain of one of the helicopters engaged in the operations. Due to urgency of the situation and limited time time, the helicopler had to be llown in the over in the overload variant. The task required courage and flying skill of a very high order due to turbulent weather conditions in the inhospitable terrain of Eastern Sector. Disregarding his personal safety, he carried out 22 successful missions often flying from dawn 'o dusk. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Bharat Raj Lohtia displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order
Unit : 118 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st May 1976 - No.36 - Pres/76 dated 1st July 1975
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