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Wing Commander Daniel Rajkumar Duraiswami

Service No & Branch 11887 F(P)
Date of Birth: 21 Aug 1947 Commissioned: 29 Dec 1968 Course: 101 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1997 Died on 03 May 2010 (63 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Jun 1990
Training and Other Courses Attended
32 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1967
Badges Qualified
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrDaniel Rajkumar Duraiswami11887 F(P)Award Date 11 Oct 1987Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details : Wing Commander Daniel Rajkumar Doraisami has been operating from Jaffna Peninsula from the beginning of the current operations in support of Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF). He has flown extensively in the area.

On the night of 11th/12th October, 1987, Wing Commander Doraisami was the Captain of an aircraft in four-aircraft formation detailed for special mission. He carried out three successful missions for landing troops in a helipad, which was totally surrounded by the militants. The helicopter came under fire and was extensively damaged. Undaunted Wing Commander Doraisami assessed the damage and flew back the helicopter to base.

Wing Commander Daniel Rajkumar Doraisami thus displayed conspicuous gallantry in the face of militants ground firing thereby saving valuable aircraft.

Unit : 109 HU
Reference : Gazette of India , 20th April 1988 - No.37 - Pres/88 dated 15th April 1988
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