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Group Captain Krishan Adhar Singh Tyagi

Service No & Branch 8172 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 31 Dec 1963 Course: 86 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1990 Voluntary Retirement
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 May 1983Gp Capt : 30 Jun 1986
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrHQ South Western Air Command Communication FlightGandhinagar Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtKrishan Adhar Singh Tyagi8172 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Krishan Adhar Singh Tyagi has been serving with the Transport Training Wing since January, 1969. He has flown more than 3,680 hours, out of which 1,340 hours are on instructional duties. On the 27th February, 1971, he was Captain of an aircraft. During the flight, the port engine failed. The aircraft was fully loaded and even with full power on the starboard engine it gradually lost height. Eventually, when only 4,000 feet above sea level it was able to maintain height but at that height it had to fly in cloud and heavy rain. He diverted to the nearest airfield. In order to do so, he had to fly through bad weather for nearly 45 minutes. At the airport, he carried out a safe landing even though the runway was water-logged due to a heavy downpour. Throughout the emergency, he displayed great presence of mind and excellent airmanship.

Unit : TTW
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972
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