|Service No & Branch||8423 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))|
|Date of Birth: 03 Apr 1943||Commissioned: 18 Apr 1964||Course: 88 Course|
|Service End:||Died in Service 31 Jan 1990 (47 Years age)||Nick Name :|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|- 01 Dec 1971||Flt Lt||No.4 Squadron||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Jul 1977 - 30 Apr 1979||Sqn Ldr||No.26 Squadron||Pathankot||Squadron Pilot|
|01 May 1979 -||Sqn Ldr||No.26 Squadron||Pathankot||Flight Commander|
|-||Wg Cdr||College of Air Warfare||Secunderabad||Directing Staff|
|07 Jul 1981 - 03 Jul 1983||Wg Cdr||No.23 Squadron||Halwara/ Suratgarh||Commanding Officer|
|14 Jul 1986 - 31 Jan 1989||Gp Capt||Tactics and Combat Development Establishment||Jamnagar||Commandant|
|26 Jun 1989 - 30 Jan 1990||Gp Capt||Embassy of India, Thailand||Bangkok||Defence Attache|
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|Flt Lt||Jayendra Sukrut Raj||8423 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Sukrutraj Jayandra was serving with a Fighter-Bomber Squadron in the Eastern Sector. While escorting a formation of four aircraft proceeding of Tezgaon airfield Flight Lieutenant Jayandra was number two in a formation of two aircraft. The formation was attacked by F-86 Sabre aircraft and Flight Lieutenant Jayandra engaged one of the enemy Sabre aircraft in a combat. During the combat Flight Sukrutraj Jayandra outmaneuvered the enemy aircraft and shot it down.
In this action, Flight Lieutenant Sukrutraj Jayandra displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 4 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972|
|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Flt Lt||Jayendra Sukrut Raj||8423 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1975|
|Details :|| |
Flight Lieutenant Sukrutaraj Jayandra was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in April, 1964. He has been engaged on instructional duties at Fighter Training Wing since April, 1972. On 26th February, 1973, while he was carrying out a dual instructional sortie of aerobatics in a Vampire aircraft the engine of the aircraft caught fire. He managed to extinguish the fire but in this process had perforce to shut down the engine. By accurate judgment and great professional skill, he successfully force-landed at base thereby saved a valuable aircraft.
Throughout, Flight lieutenant Sukrutaraj Jayandra displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.
|Unit : FTW|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975|