Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lt Sailesh Kumar Tyagi : Nao Sena Medal-Gallantry

. by Chindits
., a photo by Chindits on Flickr.
For gallant action as Boarding Officer in multiple anti-piracy missions in Gulf of Aden.


Lt Sailesh Kumar Tyagi, was posted on INS Sukanya as the Commander of the Marine Command’s Prahar, during the antipiracy patrolling mission of INS Sukanya. The ship took over anti-piracy escort duties on 26 Aug 11 in the Gulf of Aden.

On the 24 Sep 11 at 0300hrs, a distress call was received from MV Fairchem. The area around was illuminated and two men were sighted with guns. Warning shots were fired from the ship and the boat was stopped using the Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD). A Prahar team was launched in the dark of the night under the able leadership of Lt Sailesh Kumar Tyagi. Without the fear of life in the moonless night with just the lights of the ship as an aid the officer carried out a successful boarding operation at night on the hostile pirate boat.

The officer interrogated the pirates and carried out a thorough search in the night which lasted over two hours. The search revealed a number of piracy equipment including arms and ammunition. He then successfully neutralised all piracy triggers held in the boat and rendered the pirate boat incapable of carrying out piracy operations. Lt Tyagi and his team carried boarding operations on pirate vessels in seven different encounters seizing 15 weapons and a large amount of ammo in all. On 10 Nov 11 an attack came from five pirate boats. Once the attack was neutralised by the ship and the helo, Lt Sailesh Tyagi leading his men boarded the first pirate boat which he used to catch two more boats. It was this tactic of his that ensured that three of the five boats could be caught. The officer in the face of danger stood tall and was always the first person to board a pirate vessel, thus taking the entire risk on his shoulders and ensuring safety of his team. Lt Sailesh Kumar Tyagi meticulously planned and executed all search operations from the front without recourse to personal safety or discomfort at any stage of the entire deployment.

The exemplary high level of unwavering leadership with no regard to personal safety ensured the success of seven missions, including one at night. The personal gallantry displayed by Lt Sailesh Kumar Tyagi, is considered in keeping with the highest traditions of the Navy, and accordingly, he has been awarded NM (Gallantry).

DPR/PRO Navy

7 comments:

Abhilash Tomy said...

Cool show!

Anonymous said...

Iam sure there are lots to come... best of lucky .. Lt Tyagi..

meenakshi rao said...

Congratulations , Lt Sailesh Tyagi! We're proud of you !

pratibha nandal said...

Congratulations Sailesh, u are a brave man.!! God bless you :)
Proud of you :)

Chitranjan said...

Good to know the real acts of courage demonstrating Indian code of warriors. God bless him.

Anonymous said...

he is a fraud of highest order.His wife renu tyagi is a fraud too.He has killed a man who was working at ins kalinga as a civilian servant.either sailesh tyagi have a terror link or he killed the man for award pur[pose.thorough investigation is req.why ministers are still not opening their eyes?????????this is security of our country..............

Anonymous said...

he has done fake encounter for award.the man who died at wullar lake was a civil servant of lt.cdr ravi kiran kabdaula whose wife complaint to then defence minister .after that commandos raped the lady and tried to kill her..these commandos are criminals of highest order who are doing corruption and killing innocent people for medals..