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Wing Commander Hanumanth Rao Sarathi

Wing Commander Hanumanth Sarathi hailed from Ganeshpura in Belgaum district of Karnataka and was born on October 28, 1987. Son of an army veteran Hony Capt Revansiddappa Sarathi, he had a brother Praveen Sarathi as his sibling.  He had a strong desire to serve in

Wing Commander Mohit Rana

Wing Commander Mohit Rana hailed from Sandhol village of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh and was born on 13 Feb 1984. Son of an army veteran Col Om Prakash Rana (Retd) and Smt Prabhat Rana, he had two sisters Shabnam and Meenakshi as his siblings.

Flight Lieutenant Advitiya Bal

Flight Lieutenant Advitiya Bal hailed from Ranbir Singh Pura in Jammu district of J&K and was born on 16 July 1996. Son of an army veteran Swarn Bal and Smt Praveen Kumari, he had a brother Harshil as his sibling. He came from a military

Flt Lt Mohit Kumar Garg

Flt Lt Mohit Kumar Garg hailed from Samana town in the Patiala district of Punjab and was born in the year 1992. Son of Shri Surinder Garg and Smt Sulakshna Garg, he completed his school education from Punjab Public School at Nabha in Punjab. After

Sqn Ldr Samir Abrol

Squadron Leader Samir Abrol, born on 17 July 1986 hailed from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Son of Shri Sanjeev Abrol and Smt Sushma Abrol, Sqn Ldr Samir Abrol came from a business family, but he had a dream to join the armed forces right from

Wg Cdr Vikas Upadhyay

Wing Commander Vikas Upadhyay hailed from Dwarka in New Delhi and was born in the year 1981.  He completed his training from the National Defence Academy (102 Course) and went to the Air Force Academy for further training. He was commissioned into the Indian Air

Flt Lt Kunal Barpatte

Flight Lieutenant Kunal Barpatte hailed from Nigadi village in Pimpri-Chinchwad tehsil of Pune district in Maharashtra. Son of Shri Rajendra Barpatte and Smt Vidya Barpatte, Flt Lt Barpatte did his B.Sc in Electronics from Fergusson College at Pune. As a child, Flt Lt Barpatte was

Flying Officer Pankaj Kumar Nandal

Flying Officer Pankaj Kumar Nandal hailed from Nandal village in Rohtak district of Haryana and was born on 13 February 1991. Son of an IAF veteran JWO Krishan Chander Nandal and Smt Usha Devi, Fg Offr Pankaj Kumar Nandal spent his childhood with his paternal

Flt Lt Pushpendra Badsara

Flight Lieutenant Pushpendra Badsara hailed from Hisar district in Haryana. He did his schooling at various schools including Kendriya Vidyalaya in Hyderabad (Class IX to XII). He was a keen swimmer and started swimming when he was in Class 7 and went on to win