|Service No & Branch||5791 GD(P)|
|Date of Birth:||Commissioned: 19 Dec 1959||Course: 76 Course|
|Service End:||Died in Service 10 Feb 1964 Aircraft Loss Otter DHC-3 at . Cr druin|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Fg Offr||Bhupendra Prakash||5791 GD(P)||Award Date 02 Oct 1964||Announced 01 Jan 1967|
|Details :|| |
During the Chinese aggression in 1962, Fg. Offr. Bhupendra Prakash regularly undertook operational sorties to distant landing grounds and carried out supply-dropping missions in NEFA. On 10th February, 1964, Fg. Offr. Prakash was detailed for a communication sorties to Mechue. On his return flight, he encountered adverse weather, and when he was trying to make way through small opening in the heavy clouds, he met with an accident and was killed. He had flown 630 sorties and made 580 landings in difficult terrain in NEFA.
Throughout, Flying Officer Bhupendra Prakash displayed professional skill, courage and devotion to duty.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th January, 1967- No.102 - Pres/66 dated 31st December 1966|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|10 Feb 1964||Otter DHC-3||IM-1721||Fg Offr Bhupendra Prakash +||59 Sqn||Cr druing adverse we|