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Wing Commander Gopalkrishnan Sreepal Warrier

Service No & Branch 16549 AE(M)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 03 Sep 1981 Course: 20 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 2005 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 May 2000
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

07 Mar 2001 - 06 Jul 2003Wg Cdr42 Repair and Salvage UnitBorjhar Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtGopalkrishnan Sreepal Warrier16549 AE(M)Award Date 13 Jul 1990Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Flt Lt Gopalkrishanan Sreepal Warrier is on the posted strength of an Air Force Wing since 07 Dec 89 and has been working as Senior Engineer (mechanical).

On 03 Jul 90, one Chetak helicopter flown by Flt Lt MV Rao had to be left behind at Amar post due to engine failure. Change of engine to retrieve the helicopter from Amar post situated at 19000 ft AMSL and pressure altitude of 23000' in the face of random shelling and on the actual line of control, was a challenging task by any standards.

Flt Lt Sreepal volunteered to take upon himself the uphill task of replacing the engine at site. Notwithstanding the adverse weather condition and enemy shelling during the process of changing the engine by the team to successfully do the job which started at 1800 hours on 12 Jul 90 and ended at 0900 hrs on 13 Jul 90. The helicopter was flown out at 1740 hrs on 13 Jul 90.

For his exemplary courage, single-mindedness of purpose, determination and professionalism, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Flt Lt Gopalkrishanan Sreepal Warrier.

Unit : 21 Wing
Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th August 1991 - No.3-Pres/91 dated 26th January 1991
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