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FLT LT S MUHILAN: AN AIR WARRIOR

Flight Lieutenant Subramanian Muhilan was born on 8th March 1972 in Belgaum, Karnataka. He completed his graduation in 1992 and then joined the Indian Air Force after clearing Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination. He was commissioned into the IAF in 1993 as a helicopter pilot. After serving for a couple of years in various helicopter units Flight Lieutenant Muhilan got posted to the 152 Helicopter Unit.  

Service Number 22739 
Place of Birth Belgaum, Karnataka 
Rank Flight Lieutenant 
Unit 152 Helicopter Unit 
Date of Martyrdom 28th May 1999 

In 1999, Flight Lieutenant Muhilan was serving with the No. 152 squadron Helicopter Unit. In May 1999, a large-scale planned infiltration by militants had been detected in Uri, Batalik, and Drass sectors in J&K. IAF also undertook air operations to assist the Army. On 28th May, Flight Lieutenant Muhilan was flying as a captain of a Mi-17 helicopter during an attack mission against ground positions strongly held by Pakistani infiltrators in Drass. Flight Lieutenant Muhilan repeatedly carried out air attacks but unfortunately, his helicopter got hit by a US-made Stinger missile. The aircrew had no time to take any emergency action. The helicopter crashed and valiant air warrior Flight Lieutenant Mulihan along with Squadron Leader Rajiv Pundir, Sergeant Raj Kishore, and Sergeant PVNR Prasad lost their lives.   

The brave officer is survived by his wife and a son. 

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