Appendix A : Gallantry and Service Awards for Sri Lanka

The list is compiled from Newspaper reports, Gallantry Award lists released on Republic Day and from the Official IAF website. Refer to our Awards Database for more comprehensive listings

UTTAM YUDH SEVA MEDAL

Air Cmde MMS Vasudeva 6128 F(P) HQ IAF, IPKF Ops

YUDH SEVA MEDAL: 8

Gp Capt P S Bhaga 7412 F(P) 19 Wing
Wg Cdr A K Banerjee  11320 F(P) AFS Yelahanka
Flt Lt NS Krishna 109 HU Mi-8
Flt Lt S Mittal  16773 F(P) 119 HU Op Pawan
Flt Lt AS Gill  17317 F(P) 119 HU Op Pawan
Flt Lt N Tanwar  17461 F(P) 119 HU Op Pawan
Wg Cdr V Kumar  8386 F(P) 129 HU Op Pawan
Flt Lt Mekashi  17473 F(P) 119 HU Op Pawan

VIR CHAKRA: 10

Wg Cdr Vijay Kumar Narayanan Sapre 11285 F(P) 109 HU Mi-8 Jaffna Helidrop 11.09.87
Sqn Ldr Daniel Rajkumar Duraiswami 11887 F(P) 109 HU Mi-8 Jaffna Helidrop 11.09.87
Sqn Ldr Tirumangal Koti Vinayraj 11438 F(P) 112 HU Mi-8 Jaffna Helidrop 11.09.87
Flt Lt Vishwanath Prakash 17149 F(P) 107 HU Mi-8 Jaffna Helidrop 11.09.87
Wg Cdr Chandra Dutt Upadhyay 11336 F(P) 118 HU Mi-8 21.10.87 Heli hit by RPG
Flt Lt Atanu Guru 16794 F(P) 125 H Sqn Mi-25 03.11.87 & 07-12-87 & 15-12-87
Sqn Ldr Rajbir Singh 14207 F(P) 125 H Sqn Mi-25 Jaffna Operations 03.11.87 Paracdo drop Mulai.
Wg Cdr Krishna Kumar Yadav 12032 F(P) Mi-8 09.11.87
Flt Lt Nicodemus Manohar Samuel 17449 F(P) 109 HU Mi-8 Vavuniya Ops 22.06.88
Wg Cdr Dhirendra Nath Sahae 11590 F(P) 119 HU Mi-8 24.08.88 LTTE attack on Mulaitivu

VAYUSENA MEDAL : 8

Sqn Ldr Venkatesa S Nagendra Nath 13165 F(P) 109 HU Mi-8 Jaffna Helidrop 11.09.87
Flt Lt Balakrishnan Ramesh 109 HU Mi-8 Jaffna Helidrop 11.09.87
Flt Lt Sanjay Bishnoi 16213 F(P) 112 HU Mi-8 Jaffna Helidrop 11.09.87
Sqn Ldr Arun Dharamdas Sonpar 13398 F(P) 107 HU Mi-8 Jaffna Helidrop 11.09.87
Fg Offr MR Anand 18257 F(P) 109 HU Mi-8 Vavuniya Ops 22.06.88
Corporal T Venumadhavan 109 HU Mi-8 Vavuniya Ops 22.06.88
Sqn Ldr KNG Nair 14295 F(P) 119 HU Mi-8
Sqn Ldr HS Nath 122 H Flt Chetak
Wg Cdr R V Kumar 44 Sqn Il-76

VISHIST SEVA MEDAL : 4

Sgt SH Bhasker 109 HU Mi-8 Vavuniya Ops 22.06.88
Flt Lt VS Bharti 107 HU Mi-8
Gp Capt AC Chopra 7604 F(P) HQ SAC
Wg Cdr SP Dauley HQ SAC

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