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Air Vice Marshal Anup Kumar Shyam

Service No & Branch 12065 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 06 Jul 1969 Course:
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 2007 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1989Gp Capt : 19 Apr 1993Acting Air Cmde : 17 Apr 2000Air Cmde : 21 Jan 2000
AVM : 01 May 2004
Training and Other Courses Attended
33 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196726 LDMC (Gp Capt) - 07 Apr 1996
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde
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 1971 - 01 Jan 1972Fg OffrNo.22 SquadronKalaikunda Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1979 - 01 Jan 1982Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
17 Oct 1989 - 02 Dec 1991Wg CdrNo.3 SquadronPathankot Commanding Officer
01 Dec 1991 - 01 Dec 1992Gp Capt18 WingPathankot Chief Operations Officer
26 Aug 1993 - 18 Jun 1995Gp Capt2 Tactical Air CenterJodhpur Commanding Officer
01 Jan 1995 - 01 Jan 1997Gp Capt16 WingHashimara Chief Operations Officer
17 Apr 2000 - 03 Dec 2000Air Cmde28 WingHindan (Ghaziabad) Air Officer Commanding
14 Dec 2000 - 15 Apr 2003Air CmdeAFS New DelhiRace Course Air Officer Commanding
01 Feb 2004 - 28 Feb 2007AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrAnup Kumar Shyam12065 F(P)Award Date 13 Oct 1980Announced 26 Jan 1982
Details :

On 13th October, 1980, Squadron Leader Anup Kumar Shyam was authorized to fly an instructional sortie with Flight Lieutenant DS Karnik in a Kiran aircraft. The sortie was to consist of Air Instruction exercises, general handling aerobatics and PFL. After getting airborne at 0700 hours the sortie proceeded uneventfully until the roller take off following a Practice Force Landing (PFL). After the roller take off, the aircraft turned onto downwind for an engine assisted approach and a full stop landing. With this in mind, the undercarriage had been left down. After rolling out on downwind, the pupil officer who had the control commenced vital actions. Just then a small thud was heard and this was followed by engine rumbling noise. The speed was seen to be decreasing. The pupil instinctively opened throttle to maintain speed but found no response to throttle movement. Realising the gravity of situation Squadron Leader Shyam immediately took over the controls. By this time they had flown just past the cross runway. Taking stock of serious situation, Squadron Leader Shyam immediately turned right to assess the possibility of forced landing on runway 30 failing which he decided that they would have to eject. At this time he realized that the engine had not flamed out and that a little partial power was still available. He skillfully maneuvered the aircraft on to approach and executed a safe landing on the cross runway.

Squadron Leader Anup Kumar Shyam has thus displayed high professional competence, leadership and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : FIS
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1983 - No.1-Pres/83 dated 26th January 1982
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