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Air Vice Marshal Bhajan Lal Thakral

Service No & Branch 14195 AE(M)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Jul 1975 Course: 8 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 2009 Superannuated
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jun 1994Gp Capt : 01 May 2001Air Cmde : 03 Jul 2006AVM : 01 Nov 2008
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
28 Oct 2002 - 13 Jun 2004Gp Capt1 Base Repair DepotKanpur Commanding Officer
08 Oct 2007 - 31 Oct 2008Air CmdeAFS JalahalliBengaluru Air Officer Commanding
04 Nov 2008 - 30 Nov 2008AVMAFS JalahalliBengaluru Air Officer Commanding
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrBhajan Lal Thakral14195 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1990Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Squadron Leader Bhajan Lal Thakral is posted to Air Headquarters, Vayu Bhavan as Assistant Director in the Directorate of Engineering 'D' since 28 Oct 87. He was selected as Senior Technical Officer for the Air Force Contingent in the 8th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica.

Sqn Ldr Thakral worked with zeal and untiring energy to maintain and keep the helicopters flying round the clock in Antarctica. On 25 Dec 88, he personally worked for 18 hours on the ice shelf to rectify engine snag of the helicopter which had forcelanded there. This helicopter subsequently flew almost 100 hours thereby greatly contributing to the success of the expedition.

For his services of outstanding merit and dedication, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr Bhajan Lal Thakral.

Unit : Indian Scientific Expedit
Reference : GoI19900126
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