Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Squadron Leader Pushp Kumar Vaid

Service No & Branch 6892 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Jan 1963 Course: 83 Course
Service End: Retired on 21 Sep 1974 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 09 Mar 1964
Training and Other Courses Attended
21 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1961
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

- 01 Dec 1971Flt LtNo.110 Helicopter UnitKumbhigram Flight Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtPushp Kumar Vaid6892 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant PUSHP KUMAR VAID was serving with a helicopter unit deployed in the Eastern Sector. On one ocassion it was decided to transport an infantry element to the sector by air. Flight Lieutenant Pushp Kumar Vaid, knowing fully well that the helicopter landing area would not be adequately lit and that he would come under heavy enemy fire on landing, volunteered to undertake this mission, and successfully completed the task. Subsequently, he flew 34 more hazarduous missions deep behind the enemy lines. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Pushp Kumar Vaid displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of high order.
Unit : 105 HU
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972

Additional Notes

Remarks: Blue Skies Podcast Note added: 2022-01-15
Blue Skies Podcast:S1Ep17: Pushp Vaid - Heli lifting troops for the dash for Dacca
Remarks: Self Note added: 2022-08-27

Articles from Main Site

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