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Air Vice Marshal Keshav Gopal Bewoor

Service No 13570 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 19 Feb 1953
Date Commissioned 09 Feb 1974 Course 111 Course
Service End Retired on 28 Feb 2011 / Died on 20 Jan 2016
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jul 1991Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1996Acting Air Cmde : 19 Jun 2003Air Cmde : 13 Jan 2003
AVM : 01 Feb 2007
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
28 Oct 1991 - 30 May 1993Wg CdrNo.20 SquadronKalaikunda Commanding Officer
- 31 Jan 2000Gp Capt41 WingJaisalmer Station Commander
01 Jul 2000 - 01 Jun 2003Gp CaptIsraelTel Aviv Defence Attache
- Air Cmde3 WingPalam (Delhi) Air Officer Commanding
- Air CmdeCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air-I
- Air Cmde40 WingMaharajpur (Gwalior) Air Officer Commanding
- 28 Feb 2011AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel Officers
01 Feb 2007 - 22 Mar 2009AVMCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Commandant
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrKeshav Gopal Bewoor13570 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details :

Wg Cdr KG Bewoor was commissioned on 09 Feb 74. He took over the command of a Hunter Squadron on Oct 91 at a critical juncture, when the previous Commanding Officer was seriously injured in an aircraft accident and hospitalized. The tasks at hand included revitalizing the squadron which was without its Commanding Officer for three months, preparation for a colour presentation by the President of India and the Hunter Operations Flying training which was behind schedule.

Wg Cdr Bewoor got down to the tasks at hand systematically worked to ensure that the training of 147 Pilots course finished on schedule. He set a very high standard for the colour presentation ceremony. By personal example and leadership, he motivated the officers and men in revitalizing the squadron and brought up the morale to the highest level.

During his command, the squadron was rated very high by the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection team. The squadron flew a total of 7230 sorties without any accident. The squadron was awarded the Best Fighter Squadron trophy in Eastern Air Command for the year 1992-93.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr KG Bewoor.

Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th March 1994. - No.20-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1994
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeKeshav Gopal Bewoor13570 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2007Announced 26 Jan 2007
Details :

Air Commodore Keshav Gopal Bewoor VM (13570) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 22 December 1973 in the fighter stream of the flying branch of the IAF. In 33 years of distinguished service, he has held several important command and staff appointments namely the command of a Fighter Squadron, DS in DSSC, Examiner in the Air Crew Examining Board, the Defence Attaché in Israel, Air-1 of an Operational Command, and Command of the three premier bases in the IAF including the present Mirage 2000 base at Gwalior. He was awarded the Vayu Seva Medal in January 1994.

An A2 flying instructor, the Air Officer has been a founder member of the first aerobatic team of the IAF “Thunderbolts" and was also amongst the first batch of pilots to have converted onto the Mirage 2000 aircraft. As Defence Attaché in Israel the Air Officer played a pioneer role as he played a key role to enhance cooperation in the defence field between the two countries. During the firepower demonstration at Pokharan in 1998 and 1999 and the Kargil Operation in 1999, the Air officer then as Base Commander Jaisailmer had a major contribution in the success of these events/operations.

The Air officer has contributed significantly to the operational efficiency and preparedness of the Mirage-2000 fleet both as Air-1 and now as the Air Officer Commanding of the Mirage 2000 base. The shock effect exercises conceived and implemented during his tenure as Air-1 have been instrumental in determining the ops potential of the fighter Squadrons from time to time. His balanced and result oriented approach with personal involvement in every sphere of activities has been significant both in Ops planning at Command HQ as well as growth of the Air Force Base at Gwalior as a model base. Air Commodore Keshav Gopal Bewoor VM has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20070126