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Air Commodore Arjun Singh Mangharam Bhawnani

Service No 1868 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 05 Oct 1921
Date Commissioned 05 Apr 1942 Course 12 Course
Service End Retired on 01 Oct 1973
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 May 1950Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1959
Acting Gp Capt : 13 Aug 1962Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1964Acting Air Cmde : 25 Nov 1967Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1968
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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

27 May 1944 - 01 May 1946Plt OffrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFKohat To AirHQ
14 Jun 1958 - 04 Oct 1959Wg Cdr8 WingAdampur Station Commander
- 01 Dec 1962Gp Capt11 WingTezpur Station Commander
01 Jul 1966 - 21 Nov 1967Gp CaptNo 1. Jet Training WingHakimpet Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeArjun Singh Mangharam Bhawnani1868 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Air Commodore Arjan Singh Mangharam Bhawnani (1868) was commissioned as a pilot in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in April 1942. He served with distinction as Chief of Fighter Operations in the Congo from August 1961 to August 1962 and subsequently commanded an operational station in the Eastern Sector. He was commended by the Chief of the Air Staff for his work during the Chinese aggression. Later, Air Commodore Bhawnani commanded a Tactical Air Centre, a Jet Training Wing and an Air Defence Area Headquarters.

Air Commodore Bhawnani is at present the Senior Air and Administrative Staff Officer at a Command Headquarters. During his tenure, a major reorganization of the Command took place which necessitated the closing down of a number of units and the forming of new units. Stock transfers of considerable magnitude had to be completed without disrupting supply. The Command was faced with many administrative, accounting and personnel problems. These problems were further accentuated by the geographical vastness of the Command with units located in all parts of the country. With painstaking effort, initiative and exceptional devotion to duty, Air Commodore Bhawnani has successfully tackled these complex tasks.

Air Commodore Arjan Singh Mangharam Bhawnani has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19720126