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Wing Commander Pamidi Ramalingeswara Prasad Rao

Service No & Branch 7798 F(N) (Orig: GD(N))

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 28 Oct 1963 Course: 25 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 07 Jul 1980 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
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Fg Offr : 28 Oct 1964Flt Lt : 28 Oct 1968
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Sep 1968Flt LtAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Squadron Navigator
17 Jul 1978 - Sqn LdrIAAI 
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtPamidi Ramalingeswara Prasad Rao7798 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
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Flight Lieutenant Pamidi Ramalingeswara Prasad Rao has been employed in operational flying duties in Jammu and Kashmir, since 1963. From 1968, he has been employed as a Navigation Instructor and currently is an Air Force examiner. During the Operations in December, 1971, he readily volunteered to undertake hazardous missions and rendered great assistance in their detailed planning. He was the leading navigator in three of the missions undertaken by him. On 15th December, 1971, he led the formation to a vital installation located deep in the enemy territory; under extremely difficult conditions he

successfully bombed target undeterred by the ground fire. In all missions undertaken, he displayed tenacity, courage and a very high order with complete disregard to his personal safety. His courage and extreme devotion in the face of enemy fire was exemplary and a source of inspirationl to others.

Unit : AEB
Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973

Additional Notes

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A gallantry awardee, got drafted into IAF refusing full bright scholorship for higher studies in USA in 1961, urged by defence of motherland, India. Served in Squardons 25 aircraft AN-12, Air Hq Communication Aircraft HS-748, TU-124, NSS, AEB, and AHCS. Deputed to International Airports Authority of India, served as Director Chennai and Mumbai Airports, and Board Member Operations, Senior Instructor Central Traing Establishment, Deployed as aviation specialist in ICAO TAM, taught Management in ICFAI, Aviation Advisor in planning, and development of New Hyderabad International Airport, Currently Avition Advisor, Mumbai International Airport.

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