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Wing Commander Rahul Monga

Service No & Branch 20768 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Jun 1990 Course: 145 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2012
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 16 Jun 1995Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004
Training and Other Courses Attended
76 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1989
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 2003 - 01 Dec 2003Sqn LdrFoxtrot Sqn, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Squadron Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Wg CdrRahul Monga20768 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2008
Details :

Wing Commander Anil Kumar and Wing Commander Rahul Monga were detailed as crew of an IAF microlight aircraft for proceeding on a “'Round-the-world” expedition from 01 June 2007 to 19 August 2007. The expedition flew 10,529 Km, landed at 85 destinations in 19 countries and created a new world record of circumnavigating the world in 80 days, battering the previous world record of 99 days. The mission was flown in a single engine unpressurised aircraft weighing less than 300 Kg, without any redundancy features.

Both the officers faced adverse weather, unfamiliar operating environment and harsh terrain ranging from sub-zero Arctic to scorching deserts and tropical rainforests knowing fully well that survival in case of any eventuality would have been extremely challenging. In these harsh conditions both the officers not only displayed exceptional courage but also professionalism and airmanship of an extremely high order. Inspite of facing severe weather and life threatening technical malfunctions in the small aircraft they continued steadfast in his task despite the risk to their lives, with the aim of bringing glory to the nation and to the IAF.

Wing Commander Anil Kumar and Wing Commander Rahul Monga, thus, displayed thoroughbred soldierly attitude, and conspicuous gallantry in the face of highly challenging task.

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Reference : Notification No. 25-Pres/2008 dated 26th January, 2008 published in Part 1, Section 1, Gazette of India dated 10th May, 2008.
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