Archive

Captain Kapil Singh Thapa MVC

Captain Kapil Singh Thapa hailed from Panditwari village of Dehradun district in Uttrakhand and was born on 2nd November 1937. Son of an Army veteran Subedar Major DS Thapa, he studied at New Forest Higher Secondary School, Dehradun. He had the inclination to join the

Sqn Ldr D P Chatterjee

Sqn Ldr Deba Prasad Chatterjee hailed from West Bengal and was born on 15 Aug 1929. He was commissioned into the Indian Air Force on 17 Jan 1953 at the age of 23 years. He joined the flying stream of the IAF and got trained

Sepoy Daga Nikam SM

Sepoy Daga Nikam hailed from Dabhadi village in Malegaon Tehsil of Nashik district in Maharashtra and was born on 20 Nov 1942. Son of Shri Lotan Malji Nikam and Smt Sitabai Lotan Nikam, he had four brothers Popat, Devaman, Devaram & Pandurang as his siblings.

Flight Lieutenant T K Chaudhuri

Flt Lt Thapen Kumar Chaudhary was quite passionate about joining the Air Force since his younger days and worked at realizing his dream. Eventually, he got selected for the prestigious NDA and joined the 11th NDA Course.  After excelling in various aspects of training, he

Sqn Ldr Narinder Kumar Malik

Born on 16th Mar 1933, Sqn Ldr Narinder Kumar Malik after completing his schooling joined the interim training academy, known as the Joint Services Wing (JSW). The JSW was commissioned on 1 January 1949 at the Armed Forces Academy (now known as the Indian Military

Major Bhagat Singh VrC

Major Bhagat Singh hailed from Batala tehsil of Gurdaspur district in Punjab and was born on 13 March 1941. Son of Shri Ishar Singh and Smt Harnam Kaur, he did his schooling at Khalsa High School Gurdaspur and later went on to do his graduation

Flying Officer T S Sethi

Flying Officer Tajinder Singh Sethi was commissioned into the Indian Air Force on 09 Mar 1963. He joined the flying stream of the IAF and got trained as a fighter pilot as part of 83rd Pilots' course. By 1965, he had put in barely 2

Sqn Ldr RK Uppal

Sqn Ldr Raman Kumar Uppal hailed from Punjab and was born on 22nd Aug 1932. He got selected for the prestigious NDA and joined the 62nd Course. He was commissioned into the Indian Air Force as Pilot Officer on 16 Jan 1954 at the age

Major S S Doctor

Major Sam S Doctor hailed from Pune in Maharashtra. He was commissioned into the Scinde Horse (14 Horse) of the Armoured Corps, the combat arm of the Indian Army well known for its battle tanks and other heavy weapons. After commissioning, the young 2nd Lt

Flight Lieutenant G S Ahuja

Flight Lieutenant Gurbax Singh Ahuja was born in the year 1939 in the undivided Punjab. His parents migrated from Hoti Mardan (Pakistan) in 1947 and settled in Joria Bhathian locality of Patiala in Punjab. He joined the prestigious National Defence Academy (NDA) after completing Faculty