|Date of Birth:||25 Dec 1947|
|Date Commissioned||02 Jun 1968||Course||100 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Dec 2007|
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|18 Jun 1987 - 02 Jul 1989||Wg Cdr||No.221 Squadron||Halwara||CO|
|- 31 Jan 2002||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||AA (CAS)|
|10 Feb 1998 - 28 Jul 2000||Air Cmde||17 Wing||Gorakhpur||AOC|
|01 Feb 2002 - 09 Oct 2004||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||ACAS (Ops)|
|10 Oct 2004 - 31 Jan 2006||Air Mshl||Training Command||Bangalore||SASO|
|01 Feb 2006 - 31 Oct 2006||Air Mshl||Training Command||Bangalore||AOC-in-C|
|01 Nov 2006 - 31 Dec 2007||Air Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||VCAS|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale||11630 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 Cmde||Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale||11630 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2000||Announced 26 Jan 2000|
|Details :||Citation / Details Not Available|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Bhushan Nilkanth Gokhale||11630 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2007||Announced 26 Jan 2007|
|Details :||AOC-in-C TC|
|Unit : TC|