Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the 128 HU


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Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr Gurwinder Jeet Singh Cheema 14292 F(P)Unit : No.128 Helicopter Unit  Award Date 26 Jan 89 Announced 26 Jan 89
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Squadron Leader Gurwinder Jeet Singh Cheema was commissioned on 13th December 1975. He has vast experience on Mi-4 and Mi-8 Helicopters, having taken part in counter insurgency operations in Nagaland and Mizoram.

He was among the first batch of pilots trained on Mi-17 and deployed in operations over Siachen Glacier. By his meticulous planning and intelligent application, he has successfully executed various tasks.

In Operation Meghdoot, the carried out more than 620 operational sorties and has been instrumental in dropping all the artillery guns. These guns were very effectively used and proved decisive.

For Operation Vajra Shakti, he flew many operational sorties successfully against heavy shelling and adverse weather conditions.

For rendering distinguished service, the Presi dent is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr Gurwinder Jeet Singh Cheema.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1989 Number: 

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