|Service No & Branch||4474 GD(P)|
|Date of Birth: 02 Nov 1932||Commissioned: 01 Apr 1953||Course: 60 Course||Entry Mode : JSW|
|Service End:||Died in Service 19 Jan 1961 (29 Years age) Aircraft Loss Hunter F56 at Jamnagar. flame out on t/o. Tried to force land .did not eject,crashed into Digvijay m|
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|Flt Lt||Karan Sher Singh Kalsia||4474 GD(P)||Award Date 19 Jan 1961||Announced 10 Sep 1962|
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On 19th January, 1961, while on a training flight, Flight Lieutenant Kalsia found that the engine of his aircraft had flamed out. The aircraft was heading towards Jamnagar city and had he bailed out and abandoned the aircraft, it would have crashed in the city, causing extensive damage to life and property. Realising this, Flight Lieutenant Kalsia turned his aircraft away from the populated area and in doing so lost valuable height. He then attempted a force landing as he was left with no other option and was killed in the attempt.
Flight Lieutenant Kalsia displayed courage of a very high order and gave his own life to avoid an accident which might have resulted in the loss of several other lives. His gallant action was in the highest traditions of the Air Force.
|Unit : 7 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 22nd September 1962 - No.55 - Pres/62 dated 10th September 1962|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|20 Jul 1954||Vampire FB52||Fg Offr Karan Sher Singh Kalsia||7 Sqn||Engine Failure 18000|
|19 Jan 1961||Hunter F56||BA-327||Flt Lt Karan Sher Singh Kalsia +||7 Sqn||flame out on t/o. Tr|