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Air Commodore Anulya Chandra Bharali

Service No & Branch 15049 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 10 Jun 1977 Course: 119 Course
Service End: Retired on 15 May 2008
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1994Gp Capt : 05 Nov 2001Air Cmde : 01 Feb 2007
Training and Other Courses Attended
50 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 197631 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 31 Mar 2001
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

- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
04 Jul 1994 - 15 Jul 1997Wg CdrNo.118 Helicopter UnitGuwahati Commanding Officer
- 05 Mar 2006Gp CaptIndian Aviation Contingent -II (MONUC)Congo Contingent Commander
01 Aug 2002 - 22 Apr 2004Gp Capt30 WingSarsawa (Saharanpur) Station Commander
05 May 2004 - 03 Feb 2005Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Ops, Helicopters)
01 Jan 2007 - 15 May 2008Air CmdeNCC APSecunderabad Deputy Director General
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrAnulya Chandra Bharali15049 F(P)Award Date 22 Jun 1998Announced 15 Aug 1998
Details :

Wing Commander Amulaya Chandra Bharali (15049) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of TACDE, AF wef 16 June 97.

On the evening of 22 June 98, at about 1900 hrs, the AOC, 33 Wing Air Force received SOS message from Reliance Petroleum Limited stating that they had a casualty on board at one of their barges at sea, who if not evacuated immediately was likely to succumb. The gentleman had a heart attack, which needed immediate attention. Wing Commander Amulaya Chandra Bharali of TACDE was alerted by the AOC 33 Wing Air Force because only a few days earlier he had carried out evacuation from another barge in day time in the wake of cyclone at Jamnagar. Although Wing Commander Bharali did not have experience on deck landing at night yet he immediately volunteered to undertake the task. Realising the gravity of the situation and the urgency of mission, Wing Commander Bharali quickly gathered his crew and got airborne for the mission in the shortest possible time. The sortie was undertaken in dark night condition with winds gusting to 25 Kts and more. The barge helipad was illuminated but the surrounding areas were enveloped in absolute darkness with no reference or depth perception possible. Harnessing his vast experience and professional expertise, Wing Commander Bharali executed a successful landing on the barge and evacuated the casualty thus saving his life.

For his valour and professionalism in executing a hazardous task to perfection, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Amulaya Chandra Bharali.

Unit : TACDE
Reference : Gazette of India dated 28th November 1998 - No.107-Pres/98 dated 15th August 1998

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
27 May 1986Jaguar ISFlt Lt Anulya Chandra Bharali
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