Sqn Ldr Ayappan Sudhakaran, Indian Airforce

Sqn Ldr Ayappan Sudhakaran, KC


On 4 June 1960, the engine of his Gnat aircraft flamed out at low altitude during its test flight. He could have abandoned the aircraft but tried to save it by force landing and lost his life. Thus he showed courage, devotion to duty and determination of a very high order.