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Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa

Service No 15405 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 07 Jul 1978 Course 121 Course
Service End No Details
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 12 Jun 1995Gp Capt : 27 May 2002Acting Air Cmde : 24 Nov 2008Air Cmde : 01 Sep 2007
Acting AVM : 14 Jun 2010AVM : 17 May 2010Air Marshal : 01 Jan 2013C-in-C : 01 Nov 2014
Air Chief Marshal : 31 Dec 2016
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Apr 1997 - 15 Aug 1999Wg CdrNo.17 SquadronBhatinda CO
- Gp Capt49 WingNaliya Stn Cdr
- 31 Dec 2012AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Int)
- AVMDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington CI (Air)
01 Jan 2013 - 30 Jun 2013Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong SASO
01 Jul 2013 - 31 Oct 2014Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi SASO
01 Nov 2014 - 31 May 2015Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar AOC-in-C
01 Jun 2015 - 31 Dec 2016Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS
31 Dec 2016 - Air Chf MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrBirender Singh Dhanoa15405 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1999
Details :

Wing Commander Birender Singh Dhanoa (15405) Flying (Pilot) has been commanding a Fighter Squadron since 31 March 97. His tenure has been characterized by consistent achievement of task and the highest standards of professionalism amongst aircrew. The personnel under his command are noticeable for their high morale. His Squadron has achieved every goal set for it. He has been instrumental in imparting to even junior aircrew the confidence that can only come from marked professionalism. He has encouraged them to lead and undertake the most challenging missions. By guidance and example, he has improved the armament delivery results of the Squadron. Inspite of having to train a number of UT Op pilots, he has made his Squadron an elite outfit and specialist Squadron in tactical photo reconnaissance. The Squadron under his command, has an unblemished safety record and in fact there have been two cases where pilots have brought back a stricken aircraft. This speaks volumes for Wing Commander Dhanoa's leadership qualities. His Squadron was awarded the 'Best Fighter Squadron' trophy of the Command in November 97.

For his dynamic leadership, devotion to duty and distinguished service, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Birender Singh Dhanoa.

Unit : 17 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 29th May 1999 - No.91-Pres/99 dated 26th January 1999
Yudh Seva Medal
Wg CdrBirender Singh Dhanoa15405 F(P)Award Date 15 Aug 1999Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 17 Squadron
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalBirender Singh Dhanoa15405 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2015Announced 26 Jan 2015
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalBirender Singh Dhanoa15405 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2016Announced 26 Jan 2016
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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