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Wing Commander Narender Singh Verma

Service No & Branch 18298 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Jun 1986 Course: 137 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 2004 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 07 Jun 1997Acting Wg Cdr : 19 May 2003Wg Cdr : 05 May 2003
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrNarender Singh Verma18298 F(P)Award Date Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details :

Squadron Leader Narender Singh Verma (18298-S) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of a Helicopter Unit. On 28 May 99 Sqn Ldr NS Verma was detailed to fly as Captain of No 2 helicopter in a four helicopter formation on a live air to ground rocket firing mission.

The target Point 5140 was located on the Tololing ridge in Dras sub sector at 16,500 feet. Enemy positions to be attacked were entrenched in well-concealed bunkers thereby making target acquisition difficult. The target area was heavily defended as the enemy had deployed Stinger Missiles and 37 mm Anti Aircraft Guns in the sector. These weapons posed a grave threat to the slow moving helicopter which was as such operating at the extreme limits of its performance envelope. For the air strike to be effective the helicopter perforce had to fly close to the target whereby it came well within the effective range of the Stinger Missiles. During the attack Sqn Ldr NS Verma's aircraft was fired upon by missiles. Despite enemy fire Sqn Ldr Verma remained undeterred and in the best traditions of the IAF displayed exceptional courage by pressing on with the attack thereby successfully achieving his mission.

For this act of exceptional courage the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Squadron Leader Narender Singh Verma.

Unit : 129 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th March 2000 - No.27-Pres/2000 dated 15th August 2000
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