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Group Captain Raj Kumar Beniwal

Service No & Branch 13789 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Dec 1974 Course: 112 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 2007 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 31 Mar 1992Acting Gp Capt : 06 Jan 1997Gp Capt : 01 Feb 1997
Training and Other Courses Attended
43 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197241 DSSC (Flt Lt) - 25 Nov 1985
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1983 - 01 Jan 1984Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
27 Sep 1993 - 12 Jun 1995Wg CdrNo.31 SquadronHalwara Commanding Officer
01 Oct 1996 - 30 Jan 2000Gp Capt32 WingJodhpur Chief Operations Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrRaj Kumar Beniwal13789 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Wing Commander Raj Kumar Beniwal was commissioned as a fighter pilot on 01 Jun 74. Wg Cdr Beniwal is a thorough bred professional who has more than 3600 hrs of accident free flying. An A-2 Flying Instructor, he has held the appointments of Instructor in Flying Instructors School, Flight Commander of MiG-23 BN Squadron and Staff Officer to Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Central Air Command. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College. He assumed the Command of a MiG-23 BN squadron on 27 Sep 93.

Wg Cdr Beniwal, improved the service ability and utilisation rate of aircraft towards better output in terms of quantity as well as quality. The Sqn flew 100% task on fighters and trainers by flying more than 3500 sorties on fighter and 700 sorties on the trainer during the last two years. A total of 13 young pilots upgraded their operational status and 10 pilots their instrument rating. The Squadron was adjudged 'Best Fighter' Sqn in WAC in 1993. He led his team to win the Rocket Trophy in team event during Armament meet of Command in 1994.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Raj Kumar Beniwal.

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Reference : Gazette of India , 9th March 1996 - No.23 - Pres/96 dated 26th January 1996
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