Shaurya Chakra Awardee List for the 10 Sqn

A total of 1 Awards are listed.
Shaurya Chakra : 1 |
Shaurya Chakra
Fg Off Atul Trivedi 13805 F(P)Unit : No.10 Squadron  Award Date 08 May 79 Announced 26 Jan 80
Details : On 8th May 1979, Flying Officer Atul Trivedi was authorised to fly a Marut Fighter Aircraft for a training flight. About 10 minutes after take off while carrying out his briefed mission his aircraft suddenly developed tail vibrations and nose-down oscillations. Without losing his presence of mind, the officer analysed the situation quickly and discovered that both the main and the stand by trimmers were not functioning. He also noticed that the Radio-Telephonic communication System of the aircraft had also failed simultaneously and hence it was not possible for him to seek guidance and help of the flying control.

Flying Officer Trivedi handled multiple emergency situations with exemplary professional competence, returned to base without a radio telephonic system, carried out a flapless approach and landing at a speed of 200 knots and brought the aircraft to a halt without any further damage. Flying Officer Trivedi thus not only saved a valuable aircraft under circumstances of grave risk to his own life but also made it available for more valuable purpose of post accident investigation.

In this action, Flying Officer Atul Trivedi displayed exemplary courage, professional competence, undaunted determination and devotion to duty of exceptional order.

Reference: Gazette of India , 24th May 1980 - No.37 - Pres/80 dated 26th January 1980 

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