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Wing Commander Rudra Krishna Bishnoi

Service No & Branch 9533 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 11 Oct 1942 Commissioned: 16 May 1965 Course: 93 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1986 Voluntary Retirement Died on 03 Jan 2021 (79 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 May 1966Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
33 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 26 Nov 1977
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

15 May 1965 - 01 Jan 1968Fg OffrNo.33 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1968 - 01 Jun 1968Fg OffrAFS YelahankaYelahanka Supernumary Crew
01 Jun 1968 - 01 Feb 1972Flt LtNo.33 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Feb 1972 - 01 Jun 1972Flt LtJet Bomber Conversion UnitAgra Canberra Conversion
01 Jun 1972 - 01 Aug 1974Flt LtNo.35 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Sep 1974 - 31 Dec 1976Flt LtNo.6 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1978 - 30 Jun 1982Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi AD (Plans)
01 Jan 1983 - 01 Oct 1984Sqn LdrNo.2207 SquadronKalpi Flight Commander
01 Oct 1984 - 30 Sep 1986Wg CdrNo.6 Squadron Flight Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtRudra Krishna Bishnoi9533 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Rudra Krishna Bishnoi was serving with a Transport Squadron in the Eastern Sector. On the 10th December, 1971, he was detailed to undertake a supply dropping mission in support of our forward troops at Sylhet, he took off with full load of ammunition and on arriving over the target faced heavy ground fire. In spite of intense firing from the ground he continued his drop run and delivered the urgently required ammunition to the troops. During the process of drop, his port fuel tank was hit by ground fire in three places and fuel was streaming out and the engine was spluttering. He controlled the crippled aircraft, feathered the engine and carried out a safe single engine landing at a forward base. This emergency drop enabled our troops to overcome the enemy opposition and gain vital advantage. On previous night, he had undertaken three bombing missions in an unarmed transport aircraft over enemy airfields.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Rudra Krishna Bishnoi displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty

Unit : 33 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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