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Squadron Leader Virendra Kumar

Service No & Branch 5328 F(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 23 Mar 1957 Course: 71 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 16 May 1972
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 23 Mar 1962
Training and Other Courses Attended
11 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1955
Badges Qualified
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Fg OffrVirendra Kumar5328 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1961
Details :

During the year 1959-60, the IAF was engaged in supply dropping missions in NEFA and NHTA areas. The aircraft had to operate over treacherous terrain where the weather is unpredictable. The dropping zones were numerous and abnormally small in size. Under the hazardous conditions this young officer showed tremendous zeal and devotion to duty by carrying out a 1000 hours of flying on these missions in little over a year.

His enthusiasm and devotion to duty in the face of adverse flying conditions was in keeping with the highest traditions of the Air Force.

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Reference : Gazette of India 28th January 1961 - No.7 - Pres/61 dated 26th January 1961
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