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Air Marshal Hemant Narayan Bhagwat

Service No & Branch 16423 ADM
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 11 Jun 1981 Course: 68 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 2018 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 11 Jun 1992Wg Cdr : 01 May 2002Gp Capt : 01 Sep 2007Air Cmde : 02 May 2011
AVM : 01 Aug 2015Air Marshal : 01 Aug 2016
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrParatrooper Training SchoolAgra Chief Instructor
- Gp CaptCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad HACC
20 Apr 2009 - 01 May 2011Gp CaptGarud Regimental Training CentreChandinagar Commandant
- Air CmdeSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Chief Personnel Staff Officer
- AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Aug 2015 - 15 Feb 2016AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Organisation & Ceremonial
23 Jul 2016 - 31 Jul 2016AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Organisation & Ceremonial
- 31 Oct 2018Air Force Administrative College Commodore Commandant
01 Aug 2016 - 31 Jul 2017Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General (Works & Ceremonials)
01 Aug 2017 - 31 Oct 2018Air MarshalPSO: Administration, Air HQDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrHemant Narayan Bhagwat16423 ADMAward Date Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details : Wing Commander Hemant Narayan Bhagwat (16423) Administration/Para Jump Instructor is on the posted strength of Paratroopers Training School, Air Force since 23 Aug 1999 and has been performing the duties of Chief Instructor (Cl).Wg Cdr Bhagwat has been an impetus and a driving force for all the paratroopers of PTS. In Jul 2002, Paratroopers Training School was given a challenging task ta evaluate efficacy of live para jumps from a height of 300 feet, using the GQ-8 low level parachute. Hitherto, no Indian had jumped from a height below 500 feet because, should the main parachute malfunction, para descent from 500 feet does not give the jumper any time to deploy his reserve chute. Accepting this demanding and high-risk challenge as Chief Instructor of the school, Wg Cdr Bhagwat worked out a systematic trial method and supervised its successful execution. Keeping in with the highest traditions of the IAF, and unmindful of his personal safety, on 29 Jul 2002, Wg Cdr Bhagwat became theï·“firstï·“ ever Indian parachutist to jump from a height of 300 feet.. He successfully demonstrated to other trial team members, the efficacy of the parachute descent from this ultra low level.Wg Cdr Bhagwat exhibits exemplary courage and undertakes the specialized job with a high degree of dedication. His efforts enabled the PTS to achieve a new landmark of 38,897 jumps during the year 2003-04, adequately adhering to the safety parameters.Besides being a Para Jumping Instructor par excellence with over 2000 parachute descents to his credit, including in excess of 1400 free fall jumps, as Chief Instructor of Paratroopers Training School, Wg Cdr Bhagwat has contributed significantly to enhance the quality of para training being imparted by the school.For displaying exceptional professional courage, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander Hemant Narayan Bhagwat.
Unit : Para Training School
Reference : Gazette of India dated 9th April 2005 - No.28-Pres/2005 dated 26th January 2005 & AFD2005 Investiture
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalHemant Narayan Bhagwat16423 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 2017Announced 26 Jan 2017
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalHemant Narayan Bhagwat16423 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 2019Announced 26 Jan 2019
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Additional Notes

Remarks: Blue Skies Podcast Note added: 2022-09-01
Blue Skies Podcast:Blueskies Podcast - S2Ep03 - HN Bhagwat - Para Jumping Expert

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