|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|
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|28 Oct 2002 - 13 Jun 2004||Gp Capt||1 Base Repair Depot||Kanpur||Commanding Officer|
|08 Oct 2007 - 31 Oct 2008||Air Cmde||AFS Jalahalli||Bengaluru||Air Officer Commanding|
|04 Nov 2008 - 30 Nov 2008||AVM||AFS Jalahalli||Bengaluru||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Bhajan Lal Thakral||14195 AE(M)||Award Date 26 Jan 1990||Announced 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|