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Air Vice Marshal Krishna Mahesh Agerwala

Service No 1648 Branch F(N)
Date of Birth: 08 Apr 1917
Date Commissioned 30 Nov 1940 Course 5 OBS Course
Service End Retired on 05 Apr 1972
Remarks : Orig GD(O)
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 30 May 1942Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1951Acting Gp Capt : 15 Oct 1957
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1960Acting Air Cmde : 20 Jun 1963Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1965Acting AVM : 01 Apr 1968
AVM : 01 Oct 1968
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Mar 1942 - Plt OffrNo.4 Squadron, RIAFKohat Obs Fm ARC
28 Mar 1946 - 15 Jun 1946Fg OffrNo.12 Squadron, RIAFRisalpur Nav Inst
- 01 Dec 1959Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (PS)
01 Jun 1963 - Air CmdeMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
- 31 Aug 1970AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Policy and Plan
- 05 Apr 1972AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel Officers
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Krishna Mahesh Agerwala1648 GD(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1966Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details :

Air Commodore Krishna Mahesh Agerwala has been the Senor Air and Admin. Staff Officer and the Deputy Commander at Headquarters Maintenance Command since June, 1963. Throughout his service career, he has more than ably handled a wide variety of key appointments. In the discharge of his duties he has emerged as an administrator of exceptional ability and caliber.

During the period of his tenure, Maintenance Command had to face enormous problems associated with the rapid expansion of the Indian Air Force. As the senior Air and Admin Staff Officer of the Command, Air Commodore Agerwala was responsible for bringing about the administrative coordination necessary for solving the maintenance problems of the Air Force formations and units throughout the country. With his unparalleled devotion to duty, utmost patience and untiring zeal he accomplished this task, thereby maintaining to a considerable degree, the fitness for war of the Air Force formations and units.

His achievement in the administrative field during this period was all the more conspi cuous when he had to work under the most adverse circumstances imaginable. With cool, calculated, almost fanatic determination, lea dership and initiative of the most exceptional order, he has been responsible for instilling a spirit of orderliness in various organizational functional aspects of the Command. His effort is all the more creditable because he accomplished this task in spite of and without regard for his personal health, which caused him and his superiors' considerable concern.

Air Commodore Agerwala's overall performance over a prolonged period of time, as an administrator, leader of men, organizer and above all, an officer fired with the one and only ambition to give off his very best to the Air Force under all situations will, for ever, remain a shining example of service of the most exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19660126