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Air Commodore Dina Nath Maniktala

Service No 3434 Branch MED
Date of Birth: 06 Jan 1916
Date Commissioned 04 Mar 1947 Course
Service End Retired on 06 Jan 1973
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 05 Jan 1950Wg Cdr : 05 Jul 1960Acting Gp Capt : 23 Nov 1964Gp Capt : 01 Jun 1966
Acting Air Cmde : 04 Sep 1970Air Cmde : 22 Sep 1970
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

18 Jan 1958 - 21 Feb 1961Wg CdrAir Force Central Medical EstablishmentDelhi President
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeDina Nath Maniktala3434 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Group Captain (now Air Commodore) Dina Nath Maniktala was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1942. He saw active service during World War II. He attended the Defence Services Staff College Course in 1954-55. He has held various important staff and command appointments. He has commanded certain Air Force Hospitals and has been the President of the Air Force Central Medical Establishment and the Principal Medical Officer at the Headquarters of all the Air Force Commands at different times. He has also served in the Directorate of Technical Development and Production (Air). He AVSM 1971-72 has re­vitalised the medical organisation of the Command in which he is now serving as Principal Medical Officer. One of his significant attainments is the practical application of his knowledge of Aviation Medicine to the care of aircrew.

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Reference : GoI19710126