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Wing Commander Girish Kumar

Service No & Branch 26697 F(P)

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Date of Birth: Commissioned: 15 Dec 2001 Course: 168 Course
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Wg Cdr : 15 Dec 2014
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrGirish Kumar26697 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2022Announced 26 Jan 2022
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Additional Notes

Remarks: Flight Safety Note added: 0000-00-00
ON 25 Sep 09, Sqn Ldr G Kumar (26697-R) F(P) was detailed to fly as captain of Sarang 4 withSqn Ldr S Bhopi (27221-R) F(P) as co-pilot on the Sarang Display.During the profile, the four helicopters were positioned in opposite pairs heading towardseach other for the Synchro cross. For this manoeuvre Sarang 4 formates abeam Sarang 2and crossed between Sarang 1 and Sarang 3. While running in for the manoeuvre, Sarang 4experienced severe vertical oscillations. The amplitude of the oscillations was initially divergentand subsided later. The crew displayed an excellent presence of mind, despite the fact that otherhelicopters were coming head on and gave a prompt call for the formation to break up. The crewcontrolled the aircraft and landed safely.Sqn Ldr G Kumar and Sqn Ldr S Bhopi displayed an extremely high degree of situationalawareness and averted a possible disastrous situation.

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