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Group Captain Vijay Kumar

Service No & Branch 8386 F(P)

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 18 Apr 1964 Course: 87 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 1997 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 May 1988Wg Cdr : 18 Apr 1985Gp Capt : 01 Jun 1992
Training and Other Courses Attended
8 AFC (USAF) (Plt Offr) - 01 Oct 1965
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

17 Mar 1992 - 30 Jun 1994Gp Capt5 Tactical Air CenterTezpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Wg CdrVijay Kumar8386 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India No.80 - Pres/88 dated 13th August 1988
Yudh Seva Medal
Wg CdrVijay Kumar8386 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1990Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Wing Commander Vijay Kumar was a detachment Commander of four Mi-17 helicopter element in Sri Lanka since 15 Jun 1989.

On the night of 15/16 Jul 89, within minutes of the receipt of a message that an IPKF convoy had been ambushed by LTTE militants causing heavy casualties, Wg Cdr Vijay Kumar took off for the rescue mission. He undertook the hazardous task of executing a night landing at a helipad with totally inadequate night landing facility and that too in an area infested with LTTE militants. By his exceptional professional skill, Wg Cdr Vijay Kumar executed a safe night landing surrounded by tall trees and power lines and lit only by the head beam of a solitary vehicle. Under his leadership, the detachment executed each and every mission with full success, maximum safety and clock work precision. The detachment also continued to maintain an envious record of one hundred percent serviceability.

For his devotion to duty and exceptional professionalism, the President is pleased to award Yuddh Seva medal to Wg Cdr Vijay Kumar.

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Reference : GoI19900126
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