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Squadron Leader Subhash Mohan

Service No & Branch 15553 F(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 30 Dec 1978 Course: 122 Course
Service End: Died in Service 09 Jan 1991 Aircraft Loss Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
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Training and Other Courses Attended
53 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1977
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

31 Jul 1979 - 31 Mar 1980Plt OffrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Squadron Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Fg OffrSubhash Mohan15553 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1983
Details :

Flying Officer Subhash Mohan was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 30 December 1978. Since then he has been on active flying duties. He has flown nearly 500 hours during this period.

Flying Officer Mohan was a member of the Marut team selected to take part in the Fire Power Demonstration in February 1982. On 10 February he was carrying out a practice mission of rocketry over Sidhwan Khas range in preparation for the Fire Power Demonstration. Immediately after he fired a salvo of rockets and initiated recovery from the dive the pilot felt severe vibrations and partial loss of longitudinal control. Parts of the forward fuselage of the aircraft had broken off thus causing unmanageable longitudinal instability. Flying Officer Mohan assessed the condition instantly and realising that the situation was irretrievable he ejected safely. Any delay in his action would have been fatal. Despite being relatively inexperienced, the pilot displayed remarkable ability to assess a dangerously critical situation and took the correct action immediately. He saved his life which by any means is a valuable Air Force asset, and by doing so he was available to assist the investigating team in ascertaining the cause of the accident, which might not have been possible under different circumstances. Flying Officer Mohan's actions speak highly of the standard of training he has undergone so far and his ability to assimilate instructions.

For displaying maturity and ability to assess critical situations and acting promptly and correctly, the President is pleased to award VAVU SENA MEDAL to Flying Officer Subhash Mohan.

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

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
10 Feb 1982HF-24 MarutFg Offr Subhash Mohan
Martin Baker List
09 Jan 1991CanberraSqn Ldr Subhash Mohan +
Wg Cdr David Devanbu +
35 SqnCr Bhaderakhera Vill
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