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Air Commodore Surinder Kumar Mitroo

Service No & Branch 7688 F(P) Stream :Fighters
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 (74 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 07 Jun 1982Gp Capt : 19 May 1986Acting Air Cmde : 07 Jan 1991Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1991
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

25 May 1981 - 24 May 1983Wg Cdr9 Forward Base Support UnitUdhampur Commanding Officer
04 Jul 1983 - 07 Jul 1985Wg CdrNo.23 SquadronSuratgarh Commanding Officer
23 Jan 1988 - 17 Dec 1990Gp Capt62 Signal UnitSalua Station Commander
26 Nov 1990 - 14 Mar 1993Air Cmde20 WingBagdogra Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtSurinder Kumar Mitroo7688 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
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