Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Flight Lieutenant Subramaniam Mulihan

Service No & Branch 22739 F(P)
Date of Birth: 08 Mar 1972 Commissioned: 18 Dec 1993 Course: 152 Course
Service End: Died in Service 28 May 1999 (27 Years age) Aircraft Loss Mil Mi-17 at . SD by Pak
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 18 Dec 1994
Badges Qualified
Google the Bharat Rakshak Website for : "S Mulihan"
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtSubramaniam Mulihan22739 F(P)Award Date Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Subramaniam Muhilan (22739-A) Flying (Pilot) was on the posted strength of a Helicopter Unit since 15 Feb 98.

On 28 May 99, Flt Lt Muhilan was tasked to fly a live strike against enemy positions at point 5140, located at an inhospitable altitude of 5.1 Kms. While undertaking the mission, Flt Lt Muhilan was fully aware that the area was infested with missiles and that the only counter measure against the missile was not fitted on his helicopter. Realising the importance of the mission, Flt Lt Muhilan boldly accepted the challenge and with total disregard to personal safety went ahead with the strike. Having successfully pressed home the attack, during the break away, Flt Lt Muhilan's helicopter was hit by a Stinger Missile. Despite Flt Lt Muhilan's best effort to control the damaged helicopter, it crashed killing Flt Lt Muhilan and all his crew members.

Displaying a very high level of professional competence and courage, Flt Lt. Muhilan had already undertaken three strike missions in the treacherous terrain of the Dras sub sector. These missions achieved astounding success and were the key to subsequent easy recapture by the ground forces. In his action, Flt Lt Muhilan displayed exceptional courage and acted in keeping with the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

For this act of exceptional gallantry, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Subramaniam Muhilan, Posthumous.

Unit : 152 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th March 2000 - No.27-Pres/2000 dated 15th August 2000

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
28 May 1999Mil Mi-17Flt Lt Subramaniam Mulihan +
Sqn Ldr Rajiv Pundir +
152 HUSD by Pak Army Sting
The data in the header section of this page comes from the Gazette of India - Click here to see the source
Note: All the data available here is publicly available in the Gazette of India, published by the Indian Government, or from public domain sources, press releases about Awards and Right-To-Information (RTI) Requests. Additionally data shared by veterans is added to the page with permission. No data with respect to serving officers below the rank of AVM is displayed. Information in Gazette of India and Award citations and photographs as released by the Indian Air Force are the only details displayed.