|Service No & Branch||3658 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 03 Sep 1949||Course: 49/50 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Oct 1977|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|01 Oct 1964 - 25 Sep 1967||Wg Cdr||No.12 Squadron||Agra||Commanding Officer|
|-||Gp Capt||3 Wing||Palam (Delhi)||Station Commander|
|18 Aug 1975 - 31 Oct 1977||Air Cmde||AFS Jalahalli||Bengaluru||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Wg Cdr||Naresh Kumar Midha||3658 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 01 Jan 1967|
|Details :|| |
Wg. Cdr. Naresh Kumar Midha has been engaged in operational flying in the Jammu and Kashmir area since 1961. Prior to that, he carried out a large number of air dropping and landing sorties over some hazardous terrain in J & K and NEFA areas. In 1960, while serving with the UNEF in Congo, he flew a number of dangerous missions. On 27th June, 1964, when he was taking off, the right outer wheel of his aircraft sheered off. He tackled the situation carefully and landed his aircraft safely. On another occasion, he evacuated a pilot who was seriously ill from a forward area in Ladakh despite bad weather conditions.
Throughout, Wg. Cdr. Midha displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th January, 1967- No.102 - Pres/66 dated 31st December 1966|