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Air Marshal Arun Purushottam Garud

Service No 14692 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 29 Dec 1976 Course 117 Course
Service End Retired on 31 May 2015
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Air Cmde19 WingBorjhar (Guwahati) AOC
- AVMEastern Air CommandShillong SOA
- AVMBorder Security ForceDelhi IG (Air)
01 Dec 2011 - 31 Dec 2012Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DG(I&S)
01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2013Air MshlTraining CommandBangalore SASO
01 Jan 2014 - 31 May 2015Air MshlSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrArun Purushottam Garud14692 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Wing Commander Arun Purushottam Garud was commissioned as a Helicopter Pilot on 29 Dec 76. An A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor, he has instructed at four flying training establishments including the prestigious Flying Instructors School. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and has 5200 hours of accident free flying to his credit.

Wg Cdr AP Garud was posted to Air Force Academy on 10 Aug 92. He was instrumental in planning and executing flying training of eleven courses including three women courses. Over 200 trainees graduated under his guidance and his Squadron flew over 10,000 accident free hours in this period. Wg Cdr Garud managed this outstanding feat by focusing his attention on critical areas of flying and conducting workshops personally, to educate each staff and student alike. He achieved each of his enormous time bound tasks always on schedule through effective supervision, dedication and example.

Wg Cdr Garud fabricated several training aids which had valuable impact on basic training. These included a video film on circuit and landing and computer graphics for scan patterns in Instrument Flying. All these training aids are used by over two hundred trainees and seventy Flying Instructors every year.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wg Cdr Arun Purushottam Garud.

Unit : AFA
Reference : Gazette of India dated 15th March 1997 - No.19-Pres/97 dated 26th January 1997