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Group Captain Mohamed Shajahan Mohamed Nasser

Service No & Branch 17012 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Dec 1982 Course: 130 Course
Service End: Retired on 29 Mar 2009
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 29 Dec 1993Wg Cdr : 17 May 1999Gp Capt : 29 Dec 2008
Badges Qualified
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Sqn LdrMohamed Shajahan Mohamed Nasser17012 F(P)Award Date 27 Nov 1997Announced 15 Aug 1998
Details :

Squadron Leader Mohamed Shajahan Mohamed Nasser (17012) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of 117 Helicopters Unit, Air Force and is performing the duties of Flight Commander since 31 Mar 97.

On the evening of 27 Nov 97 Squadron Leader Nasser was called upon to search and rescue three Snow and Avalanche study Establishment personnel from the snow bound Solang-Beas Kund area. Despite fading light conditions, he located the ground search party along with the lone survivor in an unconscious state. He landed the helicopter in extremely difficult snow bound conditions close to a steep slope. However, due to extremely difficult ground conditions and approaching darkness the ground party could not bring the casualty to the helicopter. Squadron Leader Nasser returned with the first light on the following morning and rescued the lone survivor by hovering over the soft snow with only one skid in ground contact. In subsequent two stories he brought the exhausted ground rescue team members and two dead bodies.

Squadron Leader Mohamed Shajahan Mohamed Nasser thus, displayed exceptional courage and professionalism in the face of highly challenging environment, regardless of his personal safety.

Unit : 117 HU
Reference : Notification No. 114-Pres/98 dated 15th August, 1998 published in Part 1, Section 1, Gazette of India dated 23rd January, 1999.
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