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Wing Commander Pushpendra Singh Nara

Service No & Branch 20478 F(P)
Date of Birth: 08 Nov 1967 Commissioned: 16 Dec 1989 Course: 144 Course
Service End: Died in Service 30 Apr 2009 (42 Years age) Aircraft Loss Sukhoi Su-30 MKI at . Cr
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 16 Dec 1994Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004
Training and Other Courses Attended
51 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 May 2001
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

24 Jul 2006 - Wg CdrNo.21 Squadron Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrPushpendra Singh Nara20478 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2009Announced 26 Jan 2009
Details : Wing Commander Pushpendra Singh Nara (20478) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a Pilot in the Flying Branch on 16 Dec 1989. Presently he is the Commanding Officer of a Bison Squadron (Sqn) at frontline Air Base since 24 Jul 2006. He has held the appointment of Flight Commander of the Bison Flight along with Su-30 aircraft (ac) and done tenure as Directing Staff at Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment. He has participated in various national and international exercises and has been instrumental in developing Beyond Visual Range Combat tactics for the Bison ac. Wg Cdr Nara is a Qualified Flying Instructor and a Fighter Combat Leader (FCL+) and stood first in the FCL course. He did Sqn Officers' Course in Malaysia where he was awarded with first position in academics. He was selected to judge the suitability of Algerian fighter pilots for FCL course. He is a highly experienced pilot with more than 2500 hours of accident! incident free flying on MiG-29, MiG-21 BIS, Bison and Trainer ac. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious Defence Services Staff College. As the CO, he has ensured that all pilots of the unit hold qualifications and ratings commensurate' with their experience and seniority. With his exemplary leadership qualities, he is able to strike a perfect balance between task accomplishment, flight safety and welfare. The unit was inspected by Directorate of Air Staff Inspection and his perseverance, ardor and exceptional leadership helped achieve the 'Average Plus' assessment for the Sqn in every field. The unit's above average performance in Aircrew Examining Board is also a testimony of his professional attitude. His achievements as a CO can be summed up by the fact that under his guidance the unit won the most coveted trophy of the 'Best Fighter Sqn in Western Air Command' for the year 2007. Wg Cdr Nara's decision-making abilities, level of staff work, command and control are of exceptional order. Despite his demanding appointment as a CO of a Fighter Sqn, he is ever willing to take on any additional service commitment and accomplish it with enthusiasm. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Pushpendra Singh Nara.
Unit : 21 Sqn
Reference : Air Force Day Booklet

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
30 Apr 2009Sukhoi Su-30 MKISB-021Wg Cdr Siddharth Vishwas Munje
Wg Cdr Pushpendra Singh Nara +
30 SqnCr in Rajasthan afte
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