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Air Marshal Aravindra Singh Butola

Service No 16789 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 04 Jun 1982 Course 129 Course
Service End No Details
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 04 Jun 1993Wg Cdr : 17 May 1999Gp Capt : 01 Dec 2005Air Cmde : 01 Sep 2009
Acting AVM : 15 Oct 2012AVM : 01 Jun 2012Air Marshal : 01 Aug 2016
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

14 Jun 1999 - 17 Jun 2001Wg CdrNo.114 Helicopter UnitLeh CO
- Gp Capt30 WingSarsawa (Saharanpur) Stn Cdr
- AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad SOA
05 May 2014 - 19 Jun 2016AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS ( Ops (T&H))
01 Aug 2016 - Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad SASO
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrAravindra Singh Butola16789 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2002
Details : Wing Commander Arvindra Singh Butola (16789) F (P) is on the posted strength as the Commanding Officer of a Helicopter Unit, since 14 Jun 1999. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor, an Experimental Test Pilot and a graduate of Defence Services Staff College. He has more than 5200 hrs of accident/incident free flying to his credit, out of which 428 hrs have been flown in Ladakh and "Op Meghdoot" sectors of operation In the last 18 months. His Unit is the only Cheetah helicopter Unit operating in Ladakh sector. This extremely difficult area of operations, Includes the "Op Meghdoot" sector in the Siachen Glacier which has the world's highest helipads. Operations in these areas require very high levels of skill, professionalism and courage. Wg Cdr Butola has not only ensured inculcation of a high level of professionalism In the Unit personnel, but has also led from the front, setting an example for the entire unit under the most adverse and challenging situations. In addition, he has displayed the highest levels of flying skill, professionalism, management skills and leadership while commanding the unit. Apart from maintaining his unit in the highest state of operational preparedness, Wg Cdr Butola has taken initiative and keen interest In all the responsibilities assigned to him with infectious zeal and enthusiasm. True to the motto of "Service before Self", he is always ready to shoulder any responsibility, disregarding his personal requirements and comfort. He has always displayed a very high level of maturity and dedication towards the service. Wg Cdr Butola has not only displayed exceptional professional aptitude but has also been an epitome of sincerity and dedication to the service. In recognition of his exceptional professionalism and devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Arvindra Singh Butola.
Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 29th June 2002 - No.118-Pres/2002 dated 26th January 2002 & AFD 2002 Investiture Booklet
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAravindra Singh Butola16789 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2005Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details : Test Pilot HAL
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