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Air Commodore Mirza Murtuza Ali

Service No & Branch 11340 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 31 Dec 1967 Course: 98 Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 2001
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 03 Sep 1986Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991Air Cmde : 19 Aug 1996
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
31 Dec 1967 - 31 Mar 1968Plt OffrNo.11 SquadronLucknow Squadron Pilot
01 Apr 1968 - 01 Jul 1972Fg OffrNo.110 Helicopter UnitTezpur/ Kumbhigram Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 1972 - 01 Dec 1972Fg OffrNo.109 Helicopter UnitJammu Squadron Pilot
01 Dec 1972 - 01 Jun 1973Fg OffrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Instructor Trainee
01 Jun 1973 - 01 Jan 1975Flt LtAir Force AcademyDundigal Flying Instructor
01 Jan 1975 - 01 Oct 1979Flt LtNo.107 Helicopter UnitJodhpur Squadron Pilot
05 Jan 1975 - 01 Oct 1979Flt LtNo.107 Helicopter UnitJodhpur Flight Commander
01 Oct 1979 - 01 Jan 1982Sqn LdrNo.109 Helicopter UnitChandigarh/ Hindan Flight Commander
01 Jan 1982 - 01 Oct 1984Sqn LdrNo.118 Helicopter UnitGuwahati Flight Commander
01 Oct 1984 - 01 Nov 1986Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardHindon Flying Examiner
01 Nov 1986 - 01 Nov 1988Wg CdrIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
01 Nov 1988 - 01 Jun 1991Wg CdrBasic Flying Training SchoolBamrauli Chief Flying Instructor
01 Jul 1991 - 28 Aug 1993Gp CaptNo.112 Helicopter UnitYelahanka Commanding Officer
01 Jul 1993 - 01 Nov 1994Gp Capt29 WingBamrauli Chief Operations Officer
01 Nov 1994 - 30 Jun 1995Gp CaptCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad HACC
01 Jul 1995 - 31 Aug 1996Gp Capt44 WingSonegaon (Nagpur) Station Commander
02 Sep 1996 - 14 Oct 1997Air Cmde21 WingLeh Air Officer Commanding
01 Nov 1997 - 28 Feb 2001Air CmdeNCC HQ ( (Karnataka & Goa)Bangalore Deputy Director General
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtMirza Murtuza Ali11340 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1978
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Mirza Murtuza Ali is posted as Flight Commander of a Helicopter Unit since 5th January, 1975. He has been responsible for execution of all flying task of the unit as well as training or aircrew. This being a type conversion unit of the Air Force, it fell on Flight Lieutenant Ali, to organise and execute conversion of the pilots. Besides supervision, this entailed a tremendous amount of instructional work, both in the air and on the ground. He devoted himself, whole-heartedly to the task and with his professional skill, perseverance and sustained hard work was able to train 25 pilots on type, which is an exceptionally high number by any standards. He involved himself closely with all aspects of flying activities in the unit. With his effective supervision, he contributed significantly towards the unit's performance of 2214 hours of accident free flying in 1976. He set an example to his colleagues and juniors by flying 631 hours himself during the same period. He holds a current B/ Master Green category.

Flight Lieutenant Mirza Murtuza Ali has thus displayed professional competence, leadership and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

Unit : 109 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd December 1979 - No.67- Pres/79 dated 26th January 1978
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