Service No: 31148 F(P)

Birth Place : Ghaziabad(UP)

Service: Air Force

Last Rank: Squadron Leader

Unit: HQ EAC, IAF

Date of Martyrdom : Oct 06, 2017

Sqn Ldr S Tiwari

Squadron Leader S Tewari hailed from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. He was commissioned into the Indian Airforce on 19th June 2010 and was selected for the flying branch in the IAF. He got trained as a helicopter pilot and during 2017,  Sqn Ldr Tewari was serving with a helicopter unit based under Eastern Air Command of the IAF.  Sqn Ldr Tewari’s unit was operating MI-17 transport helicopter, extensively used for air transport and logistics operations.

 

Air Maintenance Operation: 06 Oct 2017

 

Indian army is deployed at many far-flung areas in the northeast sector where no motorable roads exist and most of the supplies are dependent on air drops are undertaken by Indian Air Force as Air Maintenance operations. Sqn Ldr S Tewari was tasked for an air maintenance mission as co-pilot on 6th October 2017. The Mi-17 V5 helicopter took off from Khirmu helipad in Tawang district with five IAF and two Army personnel on board. The Mi-17 V5 is a military transport variant in the Mi-8/17 family of helicopters. The aircraft has a maximum takeoff weight of 13,000 kg and can transport either 36 armed soldiers internally or 4,500 kg of load on a sling.

 

The area in which the chopper was flying is said to be vulnerable to dangerous weather changes. As the aircraft was on Air maintenance sortie, it was carrying supplies to the forward post in Topu Ghar near the Yangste area. This was the second air maintenance sortie of the day for the aircraft in that forward area. Unfortunately, while the helicopter was around 120 Km north of Tawang and very close to the dropping zone, it lost control and crashed.  The aircraft caught fire instantly as it was carrying Kerosene supplies. Sqn Ldr S Tewari and all other 6 on-board military personnel could not survive the crash.

 

Sqn Ldr S Tewari was a professionally competent pilot and a committed soldier and laid down his life in the service of the nation. Sqn Ldr S Tewari is survived by his wife Prakrity.

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  • http://www.hindustantimes.com/noida/squadron-leader-s-tiwari-who-was-killed-in-tawang-chopper-crash-cremated-in-ghaziabad/story-BzDHNwW2tZyPtRcboLw2PI.html
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4 Tributes
  • Yadvendra chaubey - Raipur,Chhattisgarh

    2017 at 8:04 pm Reply

    Sq. Ld. Tewari aapki shahadat hindustaan kabhi bhool nahi sakega. Aam hindustaani apne gharon me aaram va sokoon se hai kya ki aap apni jaan ki baazi laga kar sarhadon par tainat hain. Aap Hindustaani ki fizaaon me is mulk ke saath sadaiva jivit rahenge.

  • Neeta Dubey - Godda,Jharkhand

    2017 at 11:10 am Reply

    Aaj aap ki wajah sey hum safe hai. Apki sahadat ko Mera pranam.

  • POOJA BHATNAGAR CHAUHAN - Jaipur,Rajasthan

    2017 at 10:07 am Reply

    A Man of great spirit…A Soldier of high level of competency & professionalism…

    Sqn Ldr Shishir ,you set benchmarks for people at personal and professional levels….

    You had a Life of high standards & took it to the heights of Glory.

    We are proud of you Shishir and will always miss you.

  • SreeKumar

    2018 at 5:21 pm Reply

    RIR AIR WARRIOR

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