Himachal fighter pilot gets Vayu Sena medal

Wing Commander Gaurav Bikram Singh Chauhan of Shimla , Himachal Pradesh has been awarded the prestigious Vayu Sena gallantry medal this Independence Day today.

Wing Commander Chauhan
Wing Commander Chauhan

In a citation signed by Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne the award comes “In recognition of the courage and extreme professionalism in handling a grave aircraft emergency on 19 Feb 2013.”

Wing Commander Chauhan was involved in a major Indian air force exercise when the incident took place near Jodhpur Rajasthan earlier this year.

He is currently posted in Defence Services staff college , Wellington, Tamil Nadu . Wing Commander Chauhan is the son of B.S.Chauhan a retired IAS officer .

Only six air force officers have been given the Vayu Sena Medal this year by the president of India .

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