|Service No & Branch||7688 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 05 Sep 1942||Commissioned: 28 Oct 1963||Course: 85 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 08 Jan 1996 / Died on 23 May 2016|
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|25 May 1981 - 24 May 1983||Wg Cdr||9 Forward Base Support Unit||Udhampur||Commanding Officer|
|04 Jul 1983 - 07 Jul 1985||Wg Cdr||No.23 Squadron||Suratgarh||Commanding Officer|
|23 Jan 1988 - 17 Dec 1990||Gp Capt||62 Signal Unit||Salua||Station Commander|
|26 Nov 1990 - 14 Mar 1993||Air Cmde||20 Wing||Bagdogra||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Flt Lt||Surinder Kumar Mitroo||7688 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
During the operations against Pakistan in December 1971, Flight Lieutenant Surinder Kumar Mitroo as a senior pilot of a Fighter Bomber Squadron was detailed to lead an Interdiction mission. He located a target at Raiwind which was heavily defended. While attacking the target, his aircraft was hit by the enemy ground fire. The Rudder was jammed, partially offset to the right and the Hydraulic system suffered extensive damage. Besides, there was a two feet long tear in the rear fuselage which was badly distorted. Though experiencing partial loss of control, he skillfully brought the aircraft back to base using the emergency system to obtain landing configuration and thus saved a valuable aircraft.
In. this action, Flight Lieutenant Surinder Kumar Mitroo displayed courage and professional skill.
|Unit : 222 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972|