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Squadron Leader Ravindra Sahai

Service No & Branch 5861 F(P)
Date of Birth: 17 Aug 1940 Commissioned: 28 May 1960 Course: 77 Course
Service End: Retired on 21 Jul 1978 Released to Air India Died on 16 Feb 2003 (63 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Training and Other Courses Attended
15 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1958
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

14 Aug 1970 - 16 Dec 1973Sqn LdrNo.59 SquadronChabua Commanding Officer
01 Jan 1976 - 01 Jan 1977Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Fg OffrRavindra Sahai5861 GD(P)Award Date Announced 03 Apr 1964
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 11th April 1964 - No.35 - Pres/64. dated 3rd April 1964
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtRavindra Sahai5861 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1968
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Ravindra Sahai has been flying in the Assam area since 1961. He has flown a total of 3800 hours. During the period of his service with a squadron, he had three engine failures in the treacherous valleys of NEFA, but on each occasion he managed to land the aircraft safely by exceptional flying skill and masterly handling. At present he is in a transport squadron. In this squadron also he experienced two engine failures, but he displayed presence of mind and flying skill in safe landing his aircraft.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Ravindra Sahai displayed professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 8th June 1968 - No.35 - Pres/68 dated 26th January 1968
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