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Group Captain Mayenk Tewari

Service No & Branch 17719 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 21 Dec 1984 Course: 134 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2010
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 21 Dec 1995Wg Cdr : 14 May 2001Gp Capt : 01 Jan 2008
Badges Qualified
 
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
18 Jun 2001 - 15 Jun 2003Wg CdrNo.114 Helicopter UnitLeh Commanding Officer
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrMayenk Tewari17719 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2004
Details :

Wing Commander Mayenk Tewari (17719) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the IAF on 21 Dec 1984. He is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College. He was commended by the Chief of the Army Staff in 1994. Presently he is the Commanding Officer of a Helicopter Unit since 21 Jun 2001.

The unit is tasked with air operations in the entire Ladakh sector including the disputed Siachen Glacier where the terrain and climatic conditions are extremely hostile towards helicopter operations. Operations here require meticulous planning and execution as helicopters operate at the extremes of their flight envelope and that too at helipads located in direct line of enemy fire. In these arduous conditions Wg Cdr Tewari has not only flown extensively himself but also imparted extensive flying training to all pilots of his unit. His foresight of conducting single pilot operations in the glacier at some of the world's highest helipads including Amar and Sonam was a great help when the engines of unserviceable ac had to be changed or retrieved at these helipads. Under his leadership, accurate planning and perseverance, stranded helicopters were recovered from these helipads under constant enemy threat. Disregarding the harsh weather and the enemy threat, he undertook these perilous missions of recovering these aircraft in single pilot configuration, saving crores of rupees to the exchequer.

With his continued interaction with the unit personnel, Wg Cdr Tewari has been successful in building a high level of morale in the unit and creating an environment conducive for safe flying. He also took initiative in the upliftment of the unit complex and construction of the unit museum.

For his exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Mayenk Tewari.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th April 2004 - No.32-Pres/2004 dated 26th January 2004
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