|Service No & Branch||7017 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))||Stream :Helicopters|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 19 Jan 1963||Course: 83 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 May 1999 Superannuated||Nick Name :|
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|-||Wg Cdr||No.119 Helicopter Unit||Commanding Officer|
|26 Oct 1981 - 25 Dec 1984||Wg Cdr||No.109 Helicopter Unit||Jammu||Commanding Officer|
|26 Dec 1984 - 21 Dec 1986||Gp Capt||AFS Kumbhigram||Kumbhigram||Station Commander|
|01 Jul 1988 - 02 Sep 1990||Gp Capt||39 Wing||Udhampur||Station Commander|
|03 Sep 1990 - 17 May 1992||Air Cmde||NCC AP||Secunderabad||Deputy Director General|
|18 May 1992 - 18 Sep 1995||Air Cmde||19 Wing||Borjhar (Guwahati)||Air Officer Commanding|
|-||AVM||Air Force Naval Housing Board||Delhi||Director General|
|- 17 Aug 1998||AVM||HQ NCC||Delhi||Additional Director General (A)|
|17 Aug 1998 - 31 May 1999||AVM||Maintenance Command||Nagpur||Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Krishan Kumar Sangar||7017 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1975|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Krishan Kumar Sangar was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in January, 1963. He has been posted to a Helicopter Unit since June, 1972. During the period of July-August, 1973, he rescued 532 persons from the flooded areas of Haryana, Punjab and J&K. All these rescues were carried out in conditions of extremely bad weather and at great personal risk. He has to his credit a total of 4,039 accidentÃ‚Âfree hours, out of which he has flown 2,600 hours as a first pilot during his operational tenures in the hills of Eastern and Western sectors.
Throughout, Squadron Leader Krishan Kumar Sangar displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.
|Unit : 119 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975|
|Wg Cdr||Krishan Kumar Sangar||7017 F(P)||Award Date 03 Jun 1984||Announced 26 Jan 1985|
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Group Captain Krishan Kumar Sangar, Flying (Pilot), is Commanding a Helicopter Unit since October, 1981. He was appointed Mi-8 Task Force Commander during an operational exercise somewhere in the Northern Sector. A variety of loads some of which had never been airlifted before, had to be dropped by Helicopters. The operations had to be carried out in an extremely hostile, snow bound terrain under marginal weather conditions. During this Operation, Group Captain Sangar achieved many firsts to his credit and was able to drop rations and stores at places located at elevation higher than 17,000 ft. On the 3rd June, 1984, while dropping an Arctic Hut at a dropping Zone, he had to fly his aircraft to its absolute limits to avoid any damage to the hut. This was possible due to his professional skill and sound understanding of the aircraft.
Group Captain Krishan Kumar Sangar thus displayed courage, professional competence, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 109 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 16th March 1985 - No.?? - Pres/85 dated 26th January 1985|