Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sukhoi pilot awarded gallantry medal

Jaisalmer: Sukhoi pilot Wing Commander Vikram Singh Chauhan will be conferred Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) for his act of exceptional courage and presence of mind in the face of potentially catastrophic and life threatening situation during a recent exercise of the Indian Air Force in Pokhran range.
Chauhan hailing from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, is currently posted at the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, Tamil Nadu. He is the son of B S Chauhan, a retired IAS officer.
Only six air force officers have been conferred the Vayu Sena Medal this year.
Chauhan been given this award for saving a large number of people present at the Pokhran range to witness the full dress rehearsal of IAF's 'Iron Fist' war games on February 19, 2013.
17/08/13 Vimal Bhatia/Times of India