Kambampati Nachiketa is an Indian Air Force Personnel & also received a Vayusena Medal for his excellent services to the Nation.
He came into limelight during the Kargil War in 1999, when he was assigned the task of hitting the Pakistani posts in Kargil through his MG 27 fighter aircraft at altitudes in excess of 17,000 feet. During this task, his engine “flamed out”. Later, he was captured by Pakistan Troops and held in custody as the first Indian prisoner.
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He was brutally beaten by Pakistani Soldiers. During a press conference, he said:
“The jawans who had captured me were trying to kill me because for them I was just an enemy. Fortunately, the senior officer came and control the overall situation.
Meanwhile, The Indian government had started to put pressure on Pakistan for the release of Kambampati Nachiketa. Finally, after 8 days Kambampati Nachiketa released from Pakistan prison on 3 June 1999.
After his returning, he was given ground duties. He again flies jet only in 2003. He was awarded the Vayusena Medal in 2000.
Kambampati Nachiketa Wiki/Bio:
|Date of Birth:||31-May-73|
|Profession:||Indian Air Force Personnel|
Kambampati Nachiketa Education:
He did schooling from Kendriya Vidyalaya in Delhi and completed his Air Force training from NDA (National Defence Academy) in Khadakvasla.
Kambampati Nachiketa Age, Height, Weight:
|Age:||45 Years (As of 2018)|
Kambampati Nachiketa Family:
He was born on 31 May 1973 to Mr. KRK Sastry and Mrs. Laxmi Sastry. He married to Prasanthi and they have a child.
Kambampati Nachiketa Honours & Decorations:
|Vayusena Medal||High Altitude Service Medal||Special Service Medal|
|Sainya Seva Medal||Operation Vijay Medal||9 Years Long Service Medal|
|Operation Vijay Star||50th Anniversary of Independence Medal|