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Wing Commander Ajay Dogra

Service No & Branch 17145 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 28 May 1983 Course: 131 Course
Service End: Retired on 15 Nov 2004 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 28 May 1994Wg Cdr : 15 May 2000
Training and Other Courses Attended
62 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1982
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

19 Jun 2000 - 04 Aug 2002Wg CdrNo.111 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtAjay Dogra17145 F(P)Award Date 14 Nov 1987Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Ajay Dogra has been on the posted strength of one of the Helicopter Units since 14 Oct 85 and was operating from Jaffna in support of Indian Peace Keeping Force.

On 14 Nov 87, Flt Lt Ajay Dogra was assigned the task for dropping troops and ammunition at a helipad dominated by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Elam (LTTE) guerillas in Jaffna. He landed there safely but as the aircraft took off, it came under continuous heavy machine gun fire by the LTTE elements. The tail boom and tail rotor shaft were damaged extensively. In spite of being subjected to heavy ground fire, Flt Lt Dogra kept his cool and continued to fly his helicopter in the damaged condition till his mission was completed.

For showing exceptional courage in the face of the enemy, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Flt Lt Ajay Dogra.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1990 - No.38-Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990
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