Group Captain Dhanwant Singh Guram was commissioned in the IAF in 1967 as a fighter pilot. On the 10th July, 1989 he took over command of one of the AF Wings. Since assumption of command, Gp. Capt Guram with his varied experience, high sense of professionalism and courageous attitude to flying, has applied himself wholeĆĀheartedly to honing the station to the highest achievable operational status. His drive, coupled with dynamic leadership and constant endeavour to enhance the operational preparedness of the station, was the single most important factor in the station being assessed average plus overall in the inspection carried out by the DASI in March 91. The station scored 71 % marks in all the three disciplines, i.e. operations, maintenance and administration. This is a rare distinction and a remarkable feat considering the meagre resources available at his command. His leadership and total involvement was specifically mentioned in the DASI report. A MiG-23 squadron under his dynamic command was adjudged the best fighter squadron in Western Air Command.
At AF Station Sirsa, one of the main problems was the bird menace; a cause of AVSM 1992-93 great concern to the Command HQs. Gp. Capt. Guram soon got to the root of the problem and today Sirsa enjoys an enviable record of having a very safe flying environment with the bird strike incidents/accidents taking a steep decline during his tenure. This is entirely due to his persistent efforts to fight this menace.
Group Captain Dhanwant Singh Guram has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.