Shaurya Chakra Awardee List for the 119 HU


A total of 1 Awards are listed.
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Shaurya Chakra
Sqn Ldr Gulzarinder Singh Braich 8762 F(P)Unit : No.119 Helicopter Unit  Award Date 14 Mar 79 Announced 26 Jan 80
Details :

During March, 1979, Lahul and Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh were subjected to heavy snowfall and avalanches which had disrupted all traffic to and from the valley and had considerable loss to life and property of the inhabitants. Squadron Leader Gulzarinder Singh Braich was detailed to undertake relief supply missions in the area. Undeterred by the adverse weather conditions and the consequent flying hazards, he flew eight sorties with 6,700 kilograms of supplies for the affected people.

Squadron Leader Gulzarinder Singh Braich thus displayed courage, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.

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

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