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Squadron Leader Vinod Behari Mathur

Service No & Branch 6024 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters| Helicopters

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Dec 1960 Course: 78 Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Apr 1978 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Dec 1961Flt Lt : 15 Dec 1965
Training and Other Courses Attended
16 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1959
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

13 Jan 1966 - 01 Sep 1967Flt LtNo.114 Helicopter Unit Flight Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrVinod Behari Mathur6024 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Squadron Leader Vinod Behari Mathur was commissioned in December 1960. He was posted to an operational unit from 30th January 1967. He is the only qualified Alouette Pilot in this Centre. During his tenure of over 3 years, Squadron Leader Mathur has flown over 200 hours. In 1969-70, the unit undertook certain operations in NEFA. They involved helicopter landings at altitudes upto 11,000 feet at helipads for below the required standards. Inspite of these hazards, Squadron Leader Mathur undertook operational and support flights regularly to and from these helipads, displaying great courage and devotion to duty. But for the logistic support rendered by this pilot, many important operations would not have been feasible.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Vinod Behari Mathur displayed professional skill, courage and devotion to duty.

Unit : ARC
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
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