|Service No & Branch||16773 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 04 Jun 1982||Course: 129 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 30 Jun 2005|
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|01 Jan 1998 - 01 Jan 1999||Sqn Ldr||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Flying Instructor|
|17 May 1999 - 17 Jun 2001||Wg Cdr||No.152 Helicopter Unit||Sarsawa||Commanding Officer|
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|Yudh Seva Medal|
|Flt Lt||Sanjay Kumar Mittal||16773 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1990||Announced 26 Jan 1990|
|Details :|| |
Flight Lieutenant Sanajy Mittal has been on the posted strength of one of the Helicopter units since 22 Dec 86.
He was first among the few pilots from the unit to join the Indian Peace keeping Force in Oct 87. During the hostilities in Jaffna, the officer flew 21 missions, both day and night. The unit moved to its new location in February and ever since, the officer continuously participated in various operations like troop induction/deinduction, casualty evacuation, logistic support etc, under extremely hostile conditions and unfamiliar terrain. While carrying out operation in areas vulnerable to enemy fire, his professional handling instilled confidence amongst other crew.
For his flying effort, dedication and devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Yuddh Seva Medal to Flt Lt Sanjay Mittal.
|Reference : GoI19900126|
|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Sqn Ldr||Sanjay Kumar Mittal||16773 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1999|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Sanjay Kumar Mittal, YSM (16773) Flying (Pilot), has been on the posted strength of HTS, AF since 28 April 96. He has been carrying out the duties of Flight Commander, No. 1 Sqn. On 24 October 97, Sqn Leader Sanjay Kumar Mittal, during an instructional Pilot Nav sortie with Pilot officer S. Bagga heard a loud explosive noise from the rear quarter. Immediately thereafter, the helicopter started losing height and cyclic control went into oscillatory to and fro motion. The symptoms presented by the aircraft were a rare occurrence and not commonly experienced in the helicopter fleet. Squadron Leader S Mittal instantly recognised the deteriorating conditions, and with great presence of mind elected to terminate the flight. The control forces being experienced from the oscillatory rotor became prohibitive and turned to churning as the ground was closing in. Sensing the incapability of single pilot control inputs he sought the assistance from the trainee in steering the aircraft away from the obstruction that loomed straight ahead. This timely action saved the crew from possible fatalities. By executing a controlled crash landing he also preserved the valuable evidence so that the cause of the technical defect could be ascertained.
Squadron Leader Mittal displayed situational awareness, alertness and professional competence of a very high order. His timely action averted possible fatalities and preserved valuable evidence.
For his professionalism and devotion to duty the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Squadron Leader Sanjay Kumar Mittal.
|Unit : HTS|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 29th May 1999 - No.91-Pres/99 dated 26th January 1999|