Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Mohan Kumar Prabhakar Samant

Service No & Branch 9061 F(P)
Date of Birth: 21 Mar 1943 Commissioned: 25 Dec 1964 Course: 91 Course
Service End: Died in Service 25 Jun 1986 (43 Years age) Aircraft Loss Jaguar IS at . In Memoria
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
32 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 27 Nov 1976
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

01 Jul 1981 - 30 Jun 1983Sqn LdrRSAFSingapore Flying Instructor
25 Sep 1984 - 25 Jun 1986Wg CdrNo.27 Squadron Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtMohan Kumar Prabhakar Samant9061 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Mohankumar Prabhakar Samant, as a pilot in a Fighter Bomber Squadron, carried out a number of operational missions deep inside enemy territory despite heavy ground fire and air oppositions. He took aerial photographs of Sargodha airfield which was heavily defended and brought back information of immense value to the Army and the Air Force for further planning. On the 6th December, 1971, he carried out two interdiction missions over Laila Musa marshalling yard and destroyed a railway engine and ten bogies of a goods train carrying military stores and thus prevented the enemy in getting the supply of ammunition. During one of these missions, he cut off the lines of communication of the enemy. On the 8th and 9th December, 1971, he led two successful strike missions over Chander and Walton airfields and caused extensive damage to the runway and the dispersal area. He also photographed the Ichogal Canal and the Chhamb area west of river Tawi and brought back photographs of great operational value.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Mohankumar Prabhakar Samant displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
25 Jun 1986Jaguar ISWg Cdr Mohan Kumar Prabhakar Samant +
27 SqnIn Memoriam
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