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Group Captain Shashi Daran Pannikar

Service No & Branch 6761 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: 15 Mar 1942 Commissioned: 10 Nov 1962 Course: 82 Course
Service End: Retired on 10 May 1994 Died on 20 Jun 2023 (81 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 10 Nov 1963Wg Cdr : 06 Nov 1980Gp Capt : 16 Jul 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
20 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 196114 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 08 Apr 1984
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1975 - 01 Jan 1977Sqn LdrAircrew Examination BoardHindan Flying Examiner A Flt
15 May 1979 - 14 Mar 1980Wg CdrTransport Training WingYelahanka Chief Instructor (Flying)
05 May 1988 - 31 Mar 1992Gp CaptSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Air-II
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrShashi Daran Pannikar6761 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1977
Details :

Squadron Leader Shashi Dharan Panicker has been with the Paratroopers Training School as a Staff Instructor since June. 1971. He is presently holding a Master Green category on Packet aircraft with a Command examiners ticket. His professional competence is evident from the manner in which he has handled flight emergencies. On one such occasion on 31st December, 1974, while on a mission to airlift 20 passengers and 2000 Kgs of service load, he encountered a perilous situation of a runaway propeller during the crucial stages of the take off, which caused the aircraft to swerve violently, a few feet above the ground. Maintaining his composure and with his skill Squadron Leader Panicker brought the aircraft under control and warded off what might have been a serious accident. Squadron Leader Panicker is an instructor of considerable experience. He has flown 1450 instructional hours out of total flying record of 5350 hours.

Squadron Lender Shashi Dharan Panicker has displayed courage, professional competence and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : PTS
Reference : Gazette of India dated 27th May 1978 - No.29- Pres/78 dated 26th January 1977
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