Col Pawan Chander Bhandari,SC (Retd) Army Avn Corps
School No. 325
House : Kurukshetra
Batch : 1963-69
On 06th Sep 1983 Capt (now Col) (Retd) Pawan Chander Bhandari rescued an Austrian lady mountaineer who was trapped at Kun Peak (23100 ft). In this daring casualty evacuation mission, he himself got deplaned from helicopter, negotiated a crevasse, physically lifted the casualty and shifted her into waiting helicopter. In utter disregard to his personal safety, he displayed great courage and dedication of a very high order and was awarded with ‘SHAURYA CHAKRA’ by Hon’ble President.