For his act of exceptional courage and bravery in saving the lives of 40 personnel on board by successfully executing a single engine landing after critical engine failure at a high altitude ALG, Wing Commander Saurabh Sharma has been awarded with Vayu Sena Medal.
For his act of exceptional courage, camaraderie and professionalism, sergeant Ravinder Kumar Jakhar has been awarded with Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry).
Corporal Momocha Ningthoujam Indian Air Force is a Special Forces operative and responsible for operations in an Air Force Garud Commando unit.
For his act of exceptional courage in ensuring safe recovery of aircraft Sqn Ldr Kapil Kareem has been awarded with Vayu Sena Medal.
[caption id="attachment_961366"] For his act of exceptional courage, exemplary leadership, resolute determination and highest level of professionalism, Wing Commander Amit Jain has been awarded with Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry).[/caption]
Late Shri Ravinder Kumar, Leading Hand Fireman (LHF), was on the posted strength of 3 Base Repair Depot Chandigarh since 1999.
Squadron Leader Saurabh Raghuvanshi, Flying (Pilot) was on the posted strength of MiG 21 Bison Squadron at Air Force Station Srinagar.
Wing Commander Maneesh Kumar Roy, Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of an AN 32 Squadron and has a total of more than 6000 hrs of accident free flying to his credit.
For his selfless commitment in saving lives during Op Megh Rahat, Wing Commander Pankaj Sharma has been awarded with Vayu Sena Medal.
Squadron Leader Mantej Singh Somal Flying (Pilot) is held on the posted strength of a MI-17 V5 helicopter unit. For his exceptional courage he has been awarded.
Wing Commander Anup Sharma's valiant efforts resulted in the rescue of a total of 244 marooned people from the clutches of death in similar operations and marginal weather including 158 people with the help of rope ladder from the raging rivers.