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Air Marshal Arvind Kumar Nagalia

Service No 11633 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 13 Feb 1947
Date Commissioned 02 Jun 1968 Course 100 Course
Service End Retired on 28 Feb 2007
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 17 Aug 1987Gp Capt : 10 Feb 1992Acting Air Cmde : 08 Dec 1998Air Cmde : 03 Feb 1997
AVM : 16 Sep 2002Air Marshal : 01 Oct 2004
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Gp CaptEmbassy of India, UkraineKyiv Air Attache
12 Jul 1990 - 20 Sep 1992Gp CaptNo.6 SquadronPune CO
01 Jan 2001 - 01 Mar 2002Air CmdeAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Cmdt
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS( Plans)
01 Oct 2004 - 23 Aug 2005Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOP
24 Aug 2005 - 28 Feb 2007Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DCAS
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrArvind Kumar Nagalia11633 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1985Announced 26 Jan 1985
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Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptArvind Kumar Nagalia11633 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1993
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Group Captain Arvind Kumar Nagalia, VSM has been in command of a front line squadron since 06 Mar 89. The Squadron is equipped with two types of aircraft, the Jaguar and the Canberra.

He has been personally instrumental in recovery of a Jaguar aircraft after a serious engine problem while doing a dual check. The aircraft had engine surge in flight resulting in breaking off the LP compressor blades. By his exemplary airmanship in handling a serious emergency, he effected a safe recovery of the aircraft.

The average flying increased on the Jaguar and Canberra from 0900h per year to about 1200h per year respectively. By systematic training and meticulous planning, he has increased the operational potential of his unit. The unit won a number of trophies in Command Gunnery meets.

Being a maritime unit, his leadership and sense of involvement has resulted in successful commencement of Maritime Night Strike Syllabus and a 100% operational status of his pilots.

For his exceptional devotion to duty and qualities of leadership, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Gp Capt AK Nagalia.

Unit : 6 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th April 1993 - No.63-Pres/93 dated 26th January 1993
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMArvind Kumar Nagalia11633 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2004Announced 26 Jan 2004
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalArvind Kumar Nagalia11633 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2007Announced 26 Jan 2007
Details : DCAS
Unit : Air HQ
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