Vir Chakra Awardee List for the 110 HU

A total of 2 Awards are listed.
Vir Chakra : 2 |
Vir Chakra
Flt Lt Krishna Kant Saini 4436 GD(P)Unit : No.110 Helicopter Unit  Award Date 18 Nov 62 Announced 10 Jan 63
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Krishan Kant Saini had been operating in NEFA area since October, 1960. On 18th November, 1962, he , along with his co-pilot was evacuating seriously injured battle casualties in Walong area. He was instructed to land at a helipad close to the enemy line which was reported to be clear of enemy troops. When he was over the helipad, Chinese troops opened fire from many directions. His helicopter was hit at several places; the main reducter was damaged and oil from it gushed out in a thick spray which blinded him temporarily. His right ankle was also injured by a splinter and he was bleeding profusely. With great determination, presence of mind and skill, he dived the helicopter almost to ground level in order to avoid further damage from enemy fire. He thus saved the helicopter and the lives of his co-pilot and passengers. In spite of the damaged hydraulic system and the personal injury, he skillfully brought the aircraft back to base.

Flight Lieutenant Saini displayed courage, determination and professional skill of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India , 11th January 1964 - No.3 - Pres/64 dated 1st January 1964  

Vir Chakra
Flt Lt Chandra Mohan Singla 6893 F(P)Unit : No.110 Helicopter Unit  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 72
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Mohan Singla served with a Helicopter Unit in the Eastern Sector. On the night of 7th/8th December, he flew an armed helicopter and gave cover to a special Heliborne operation at Sylhet. During this mission, the enemy directed intense ground fire on him and his helicopter was hit at eight places. Flight Lieutenant Singla kept up these missions and gave air cover for 4½ hours and fired 35 rockets at ground targets with exceptional accuracy. Thereafter, he continued to operate on such hazardous missions every night from 7th December to 12th December at various places in enemy territory and deep behind the enemy lines. For his outstanding devotion to duty, determination and cool courage in the face of enemy, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Mohan Singla is awarded the Vir Chakra. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Chandra Mohan Singla displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972 

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