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Group Captain Rajeev Kumar Chouhan

Service No & Branch 18556 F(P)
Date of Birth: 06 Jun 1966 Commissioned: 06 Dec 1986 Course: 138 Course
Service End: Retired on 15 Apr 2010 Voluntary Retirement Died on 31 Mar 2023 (57 Years age) Nick Name :
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 06 Dec 1991Wg Cdr : 05 May 2003Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2009
Training and Other Courses Attended
69 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1985
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

16 Jun 2003 - 13 Nov 2005Wg CdrNo.153 Helicopter UnitUdhampur Commanding Officer
05 Sep 2006 - 17 Oct 2007Wg Cdr2004 Helicopter SquadronCongo Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtRajeev Kumar Chouhan18556 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1993
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Rajeev Kumar Chouhan is on the posted strength of a Helicopter Unit, Air Force since 09 May 90. He holds B Green Cat/IR on Mi-8 and has flown 1550 hrs of accident/incident-free flying to date.

On 11 Feb 92, Flt Lt Chouhan was detailed to undertake Air Maintenance Ex MON, to various DZs of Assam Rifles in Nagaland Area. During the course of Air Maintenance sortie from MON to Chaklanyshu on giving the command to drop the load over the DZ, Flt Lt Chouhan suddenly experienced severe vibrations followed by partial loss of control of the helicopter. One of the parachutes had separated from the load and had entangled in the tail. Sensing the emergency and seriousness of the situation, Flt Lt Chouhan kept cool and controlled the helicopter. Maintaining presence of mind, he decided to put the aircraft down on the helipad PSEAO in the immediate vicinity at an altitude of 1750 meters. During the course of landing on the helipad, the parachute chords further entangled in the tail rotor causing damage to tail rotor gear box to a very great extent resulting in further loss of control and direction of the helicopter.

Flt Lt Chouhan, however, continued to remain unperturbed and very successfully put the helicopter down at the helipad without any loss of life.

For his acts of courage and devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Flt Lt RK Chouhan.

Unit : 110 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th April 1993 - No.63-Pres/93 dated 26th January 1993
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