WING COMMANDER KRISHAN KUMAR YADAV
VIR CHAKRA
Award
VIR CHAKRA
Year of Award
1990 (Republic Day)
Service Particulars of Awardee
GP CAPT KK YADAV, VrC (12032) F(P) (Retd)
Rank at time of Award
WG CDR
Father's Name
Shriram Yadav
Mother's Name
Smt Phooli Devi Yadav
Domicile
Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Citation

WING COMMANDER KRISHAN KUMAR YADAV, (12032) F(P)

(Effective date of award: 09 Nov 1987)

On the night of 09 Nov 87 at 23.30 hours Wg Cdr KK Yadav task force commander, heliborne operations in Jaffna, was called upon by one of the Division Commanders to undertake an emergent mission in which 180 commandos of one of the Para Battalions were to be dropped at Sabaipai to neutralize a strong hold of militants. Knowing the guerrilla warfare tactics and the prevailing ground situation, Wg Cdr Yadav made a prudent assessment of situation and flew initially a single aircraft with limited troops to the dropping zone to guard against the possibility large un-escorted heliborne force getting destroyed by ground fire before it could reach the target.  His appreciation was prove correct.  Just after the force had landed, the militant guerrillas opened heavy ground fire on the helicopter and took a pot shot on Wg Cdr Yadav aircraft.  A brave and dedicated leader, Wg Cdr Yadav took control of his aircraft and the helicopter safelyto the base. Undeterred by operational hazards of guerrilla warfare and the fierce ground fire encountered in the previous sortie, he led the remaining two sorties shortly after the first mission and accomplished the task of dropping all 180 troops at the place of offensive even though the ground fire still persisted.  

Wing Commander Krishan Kumar Yadav displayed gallantry, professionalism and selfless devotion to duty to duty in action against the militants.

WING COMMANDER KRISHAN KUMAR YADAV