Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?


Group Captain Varun Singh

Service No & Branch 27987 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 19 Jun 2004 Course: 173 Course
Service End: Died in Service 15 Dec 2021 Flying Hours : 2240
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 19 Jun 2017
Training and Other Courses Attended
104 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 2003
Badges Qualified
 
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Gp Capt
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
 
Shaurya Chakra
Wg CdrVarun Singh27987 F(P)Award Date Announced 15 Aug 2021
Details :

On 12 Oct 20, he was flying a system check sortie in LCA, away from parent base, after major rectification of Flight Control System (FCS) and pressurisation system (life support environment control system).

During the sortie, the cockpit pressurisation failed at high altitude. He correctly identified the failure and initiated a descent to lower altitude for landing. While descending, the Flight Control System failed and led to total loss of control of the aircraft. This was an unprecedented catastrophic failure that had never occurred. There was a rapid loss of altitude while in usual attitude, with the aircraft pitching up and down viciously going to the extremities of G limits. Despite being in extreme physical and mental stress in an extreme life-threatening situation, he maintained exemplary composure and regained control of the aircraft, thereby exhibiting exceptional flying skill. Soon thereafter, at about 10,000 feet, the aircraft again experienced total loss of control with vicious manoeuvring and uncontrollable pitching. Under such a scenario, the pilot was at liberty to abandon aircraft. Faced with a potential hazard to his own life, he displayed extraordinary courage and skill to safely land the fighter aircraft. The pilot went beyond the call of duty and landed the aircraft taking calculated risks. This allowed an accurate analysis of the fault on the indigenously designed fighter and further institution of preventive measures against recurrence. Due to his high order of professionalism, composure and quick decision making, even at the peril to his life, he not only averted the loss of an LCA, but also safeguarded civilian property and population on ground.

For this act of exceptional gallantry, Wg Cdr Varun Singh is conferred with the Shaurya Chakra.

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Reference : https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1745962
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