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Group Captain Ramesh Balakrishnan

Service No & Branch 16587 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 11 Dec 1981 Course: 128 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 2012
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 11 Dec 1992Gp Capt : 11 Dec 2007
Training and Other Courses Attended
33 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 31 Mar 2003
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

22 Jun 1998 - 09 May 2000Wg CdrNo.122 Helicopter FlightCar Nicobar Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtRamesh Balakrishnan16587 F(P)Award Date 11 Oct 1987Announced 14 Apr 1988
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Ramesh Balkrishan is posted to a Helicopter unit and has been operation from Jaffna in support of the Indian Peace Keeping Force.

Flt Lt. B Ramesh was detailed as Co-Pilot with Sqn Ldr DR Doraiswamy on special helicopter operation in the night of 11/12 Oct 87. This crew was responsible for successfully landing the troops for three missions at the helipad which was under heavy fire. The helicopter received heavy damage. Flt Lt B Ramesh gave valuable support to his Captain and thereby ensured that the helicopter was flown back to base successfully.

For his commendable dedication to duty and professional competence of a high order, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Flt Lt B Ramesh.

Unit : 109 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 13th August 1988 - No.78-Pres/88 dated 15th April 1988
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