Service No : 32441 F(P)

Date of Birth : Aug 16, 1989

Birth Place : Bareilly

Service: Air Force

Last Rank : Flight Lieutenant

Unit : 115 HU AF

Date of Martyrdom : Jul 4, 2017

Flt Lt Pramod Kumar Singh

Flt Lt Pramod Kumar Singh hailed from Agra in Uttar Pradesh and was trained as a helicopter pilot in the Air Force. Though trained on various helicopters,  Flt Lt Pramod Kumar Singh was flying Dhruv Advance Light Helicopter(ALH) during 2016-17. Son of Mr Ram Niwas Singh and Mrs Pushpa Singh, Flt Lt PK Singh was passionate about flying and loved his machine, the ALH helicopter. In a short span of his service career, Flt Lt PK Singh had evolved into an ace pilot and gained expertise in various air operations.


During 2016-17, Flt Lt PK Singh was serving with 115 HU AF based at Air Force station Tezpur in Assam. During July 2017, parts of North East faced torrential rains and land slides necessitating massive rescue operations. Flt Lt PK Singh’s unit was entrusted with the job of providing help to the beleaguered civilians in the inaccessible areas of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.


Helicopter Crash: 4th July 2017


As part of ongoing rescue operations in Assam and parts of Arunachal Pradesh, 115 HU unit had planned a number of sorties on 04 July 2017. One ALH of the unit tasked for the operation was being flown by Flt Lt Pramod Kumar Singh and his commanding officer Wing Commander Mandeep Singh Dhillon. The two pilots carried out sorties to rescue stranded people at Sagalee village following major landslides in Papum Pare district in Arunachal Pradesh. The pilots continued their missions despite inclement weather conditions as precious civilian lives had to be saved.


Flt Lt Pramod Kumar Singh and Wg Cdr Mandeep Singh Dhillon carried out 5 sorties during the day rescuing over 100 people trapped in remote areas. As the day progressed the weather deteriorated further making the task of the flying crew riskier. When Flt Lt Pramod Kumar Singh and Wg Cdr Mandeep Singh Dhillon came for their sixth sortie the weather had turned hostile to the extent that they decided not to take the civilians on-board and risk their lives. The ALH took off for the return journey only with flying crew but  the helicopter lost communication with the ground — the Air Traffic Control (ATC) in Chabua in Assam, minutes after it took off from Sagalee village. It was evacuating people from Sagalee to the helipad at Naharlagun near Itanagar. The rescue teams of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Arunachal Pradesh Police were formed to trace the helicopter but the rescue operation was called off due to the bad weather. The wreckage of the helicopter was found on Wednesday 5 July 2017 in Sopo Yuha, near Hostalen village, about 30 Kms from Itanagar.


Flt Lt Pramod Kumar Singh, Wg Cdr Mandeep Singh Dhillon and flight Gunner Sgt Gujjar could not survive the crash and laid down their lives in the service of the nation. Flt Lt Pramod Kumar Singh is survived by his wife Sqn Ldr Aditi Jain who too served in the IAF as a short service commissioned officer and served the nation as her husband would have liked her to do.

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  • Capt Gurpreet Singh

    2018at8:49 pm Reply

    PK bro… We can’t still believe that you aren’t there with us because you are and will always be. Your memories are still fresh in the minds of all of us. We will keep up the legacy of outshining whatever be the tough call of duty. You had made all of us proud and we are blessed to keep you alive in our memories. Be in B@@p$ or Tridents forum you are there and will always be. Rest in peace brother…… Miss you. And lot of love to you from all 120 Spartans.

  • Suraj

    2018at8:58 pm Reply

    Bhai u were a brother to me.. We stayed in touch for 8 years..u were a gem of a guy. Big salute the HONOURPOINT…

  • Kirti Datar

    2018at8:58 pm Reply

    It’s an honour to belong to a great country with such great heroes. I salute to such brave and valiant sons of the motherland.

  • Cheshta shankar

    2018at8:41 am Reply

    Sir, you were humble to the core. You will never be forgotten. You are immortal in our hearts.

  • Arti Jain

    2018at8:58 am Reply

    The bravery, courage and selfless service that you were an example of is a learning for all of us. May your life be an inspiration for all of us towards being there for others in whichever way possible to bring and peace and love everywhere we go.

    • Renu

      2022at5:13 pm

      Yup great loss

  • Anil jain

    2018at10:54 pm Reply

    Pramod has the knack of connecting with others, irrespective of their age, relationship or status.
    Flying was his passion. He loved challenges and sacrificed his life saving others life.

    Where ever you are dear Pramod, keep spreading love, keep filling others life with happy moments.

  • VeeJay

    2018at1:38 am Reply

    PK bhai those 3weeks in Kasauli was the only time we were together. Even that small time was enough to have that bond. I shall always remember ur ever smiling face and Iceman like cool composure. Keep smiling and fly high up in heaven!!

  • Neeraj Rakholia

    2018at10:58 pm Reply

    buddy the time spend wid u cannot be forgotten by any of the bapps , i feels like a important part of life has left us but i must say brother ur sacrifice will never be forgotten u will give us the courage and will to rise up to the occasion and prove our blood as u did bhai . u were the most adorable person i came across in NDA , yaar jab wo nda wala tym yaad aata hai na aankhen bhar aati hain .
    bhai missing u , u are alive in our hearts
    120 BAPPS

  • J Prasanth

    2018at4:41 pm Reply

    The nation will always be debted for your Ultimate sacrifice brother. A sacrifice which only true Bravehearts can think of. Proud of you bhai. Let your soul Rest in peace.

  • Sqn Ldr Aditi Jain

    2018at11:35 pm Reply

    My dear dear PK, it’s been a year since you left. They say time heals, but it’s easier said than done. The void you left will never be filled, but we all smile thinking of you, knowing that you wouldn’t like it any other way. Keep spreading the love and joy wherever you are…

    • Renu

      2022at5:15 pm

      He is always with you Aditi

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