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Air Marshal Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale

Service No 11630 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 25 Dec 1947
Date Commissioned 02 Jun 1968 Course 100 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 2007
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Jul 1987Acting Gp Capt : 30 Jul 1992Gp Capt : 10 Feb 1992Acting Air Cmde : 10 Feb 1998
Air Cmde : 03 Feb 1997AVM : 27 Mar 2002Air Marshal : 01 Oct 2004C-in-C : 01 Feb 2006
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

18 Jun 1987 - 02 Jul 1989Wg CdrNo. 221 SquadronHalwara CO
- 31 Jan 2002Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi AA (CAS)
10 Feb 1998 - 28 Jul 2000Air Cmde17 WingGorakhpur AOC
01 Feb 2002 - 09 Oct 2004AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Ops)
10 Oct 2004 - 31 Jan 2006Air MshlTraining CommandBangalore SASO
01 Feb 2006 - 31 Oct 2006Air MshlTraining CommandBangalore AOC-in-C
01 Nov 2006 - 31 Dec 2007Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrBhushan Nilkanth Gokhale11630 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Wing Commander Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale assumed command of a fighter squadron on 18 May 87.

He personally led an operational IRLS sortie over the border in Siachen area in Aug 87. Under his Command, the performance of the unit had been exemplary during EXHAMMER BLOW and EX-SURAKSHA II.

Wg Cdr Gokhale took personal initiative and established a new approach to the TRS (turn round servicing) on a MiG variant reducing the TRS time by half. Wg Cdr Gokhale has been instrumental in identifying, initiating and implementing a major modification of the MiG variant which in the near future will allow an armament recorder camera to be fitted.

For his significant contributions to the operational preparedness of the squadron and dedication to duty, the President is please to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wg Cdr Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale.

Unit : 221 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1990 - No.38-Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeBhushan Nilkanth Gokhale11630 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalBhushan Nilkanth Gokhale11630 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2007Announced 26 Jan 2007
Details : AOC-in-C TC
Unit : TC
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