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Group Captain Narendra Pratap Sahi

Service No & Branch 12037 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 21 Jun 1969 Course: 102 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2002 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1989Gp Capt : 01 Nov 1994
Training and Other Courses Attended
33 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196728 LDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 1998
Badges Qualified
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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.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1973Fg OffrNo.1 Target Tug UnitCochin Squadron Pilot
- 01 Dec 1977Flt LtNo.107 Helicopter UnitJodhpur Flight Commander
13 Apr 1981 - Sqn LdrAviation Research Center Squadron Pilot
- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
29 Dec 1989 - 18 Oct 1992Wg CdrNo.130 Helicopter UnitJammu Commanding Officer
24 May 1993 - 29 Aug 1994Wg CdrAir Defence CollegeMemura Commanding Officer
01 Sep 1994 - 01 Jun 1997Gp Capt5 Tactical Air CenterTezpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrNarendra Pratap Sahi12037 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1984
Details :

Squadron Leader Narendra Pratap Sahi was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 21 Jun. 69, He has flown a total 4269 hours on transport/helicopters. He was selected for deputation to the Aviation Research Centre of the Directorate General of Security as Junior Captain and assumed his duties on 13 April 81 at an Advanced Air Base of this Centre

On 22 Jul 83, the Commander at Doom Dooma received a wireless message stating that an officer of the Subsidiary Intelligence Bureau stationed at Taksing in NEFA hills had met with a serious accident resulting in cerebral injury and fractures of the arm. He was reported to be in a serious condition hovering between life and death. Immediate evacuation was asked for.

Squadron Leader Narendra Pratap Sahi was detailed to undertake this casualty evacuation task. Flying a Chetak helicopter to Taksing from Doom Dooma during this part of the year because of active monsoon conditions and associated turbulent weather demands determination, dedication and flying skill of high order.

Squadron Leader Narendra Pratap Sahi with courage and determination negotiated the weather and turbulence and reached the helipad at Taksing at 1230 hours IST. With exemplary flying skill and devotion to task in hand, he carried out the rescue attempt. He was successful in his mission and evacuated the casualty to Tezpur safely.

For his devotion to duty with complete disregard to personal safety and comfort, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Squadron Leader Narendra Pratap Sahi.

Unit : ARC
Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd February 1985 - No.5-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1983
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