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Group Captain Sudhir Vishwamurti Bal

Service No & Branch 15552 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 30 Dec 1978 Course: 122 Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 2009 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 30 Dec 1989Wg Cdr : 03 Jul 1995Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2005
Training and Other Courses Attended
53 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 19772 HDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 2007
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 Jan 1995 - 11 Dec 1997Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
12 Dec 1997 - 31 Jul 1998Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Chief Flying Instructor
17 Aug 1998 - 31 Oct 2000Wg CdrNo.2251 Squadron Commanding Officer
01 Jul 2004 - 30 Apr 2006Gp Capt5 Tactical Air CenterTezpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrSudhir Vishwamurti Bal15552 F(P)Award Date 23 Mar 1990Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Sqn Ldr Sudhir Vishwamurti Bal is on the posted strength of one of the Air Force Squadrons with effect from 21 Aug 89. On 23 Mar 90, he was authorized to fly a procedure sortie by night during dark phase. While carrying out an instrument let down, he experienced a case of severe engine surge at a height of 5 Kms. The RPM of the engine dropped and the JPT (Jet Pipe Temperature) started rising abnormally, while the 'engine overheat' light came on. He analysed the situation correctly and promptly switched off the engine. Thereafter, a successful relight was carried out by him. However, on opening throttle, the engine surged once again forcing him to switch off the engine for second time. By this time, the aircraft had descended to a height below 3 Kms. Again, he carried out a relight successfully, descending below 2 Kms in the process of relight. While carrying out the relight, he skillfully positioned himself to carry out a descending circuit and landed the aircraft safely, with minimum use of RPM.

Sqn Ldr SV Bal has displayed exemplary professionalism and extraordinary courage in the best traditions of the Air Force. In recognition of his professionalism and courageous act, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr SV Bal.

Unit : 224 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th August 1991 - No.3-Pres/91 dated 26th January 1991
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