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Air Marshal Mulk Raj

Service No & Branch 3518 MED MR-00734
Date of Birth: 10 Aug 1924 Commissioned: 10 Sep 1948 Course:
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1984 Superannuated Died on 22 Dec 1998 (74 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 12 Aug 1948Flt Lt : 12 Aug 1949Sqn Ldr : 12 Aug 1957Wg Cdr : 12 Feb 1966
Acting Gp Capt : 06 Jan 1973Gp Capt : 11 Oct 1973Acting Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1977Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1977
Acting AVM : 17 Jun 1980AVM : 01 Jun 1980Air Marshal : 01 Jun 1983
Training and Other Courses Attended
12 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 22 Aug 1959
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

02 Aug 1959 - 04 Dec 1959Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
05 Dec 1959 - Sqn LdrAMUDelhi 
30 Jul 1973 - 10 Sep 1974Gp CaptCommand Hospital, Air ForceBangalore Commandant
- 31 Mar 1980Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Principal Medical Officer
01 Apr 1980 - 28 Feb 1983AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director Medical Services (Air)
01 Mar 1983 - 31 Aug 1984Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General Medical Services (Air)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeMulk Raj3518 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1979Announced 26 Jan 1979
Details :

Air Commodore Mulk Raj was commissioned in the Air Force on 12th August, 1943. He has held various staff and field appointments with distinction. As Medical Officer at the Air Force Academy, he showed promise in the field of Aviation Medicine pertaining to problems of flying training. In 1957, he was the first IAF Medical Officer to be selected for appointment as Senior Medical Officer at the National Defence Academy, Kharakvasala. There he made various improvements and converted the local section hospital into a full fledged independent hospital which saved considerable training hours for the cadets. AVSM 1979

He graduated from the Defence Services Staff College in 1959 and was amongst the first few in his Branch who specialised in Aviation Medicine. During this period he did a project study on “Fighter Cockpit Space", the parameters of which were useful in the design of the cockpit of the jet trainer aircraft. As an Aviation Medicine Specialist, he held the important assignments as Officer Commanding Aero­Medical Unit and in the Directorate of Flight Safety. Thereafter, he was posted as Senior Medical Officer of two major flying stations. In all these appointments he acquitted himself creditably. In 1969, he was posted Deputy Director of Medical Services (Personnel) in Air Headquarters where he made valuable contributions towards career prospects of Medical Officers of the Indian Air Force and towards establishment of the present specialist cadre in the Army Medical Corps. He held the charge of the Command Hospital Bangalore in the rank of Group Captain. His professional skill and sympathetic approach, earned him a high reputation and esteem of the patients. His administrative and organising abilities also raised the efficiency of the hospital to a high level of performance. It was he who, for the first time, introduced the concept of polyclinic for outpatients in Service hospitals.

His present tenure as the Principal Medical Officer of Western Air Command is his fourth assignment in a Command in the same capacity. During his current tenure, he has utilised his wide experience to motivate his medical Officers to have a positive approach in the execution of their duties. This has paid handsome dividends in the form of low rates of preventable diseases, the high standards of hygiene and sanitation and the efficient working of Maternity and Child Welfare Centre in the Command. He has also ensured that all Medical Officers are closely involved in the Flight Safety Programmes of units. His personal involvement in keeping the aircrew fit, considerably improved the operational efficiency of units and kept the accident rate down.

Air Commodore Mulk Raj has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19790126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMMulk Raj3518 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1981Announced 26 Jan 1981
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Mulk Raj got his commission in July, 1953. He has held a number of important assignments and served as Principal Medical Officer at Headquarters Western and Central Air Commands and the Training Command.

He has undergone a large number of professional and Service courses which, among others, include Blood Transfusion Course, the Resuscitation Course, the Specialist Course in Aviation Medicine, the Defence Services Staff College Course, the Work Study Appreciation Course and the Senior Defence Management Course. He was the first IAF medical officer who was selected for appointment as Senior Medical Officer at the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla. By his dedicated efforts, he was able to convert the local Section hospital into a full-fledged independent hospital and there by ensured saving of a number of training hours of the cadets. After graduating from the Defence Services Staff College in 1959, he was amongst the first few in his Branch to specialise in Aviation Medicine. His project study paper on 'Fighter Cockpit Space' helped, to a great extent, in designing the cockpit of jet trainer aircraft. As an aviation medicine specialist, he held the important assignment of Officer Commanding Aero-Medical Unit. In 1969, he was posted as Deputy Director of Medical Services at Air Headquarters. While in command of the Command Hospital at Bangalore, he considerably improved the efficient functioning of the hospital.

As Director of Medical Services at Air Headquarters, he has brought about improvement in preventable diseases, in the standard of hygiene and sanitation and efficient working of maternity and child welfare centres at Stations in the various Commands. He has also ensured that the medical staff is closely involved in flight safety programme of their units. This has not only brought about improvement in the operational efficiency of the units but has also helped in keeping the accident rate down.

Air Vice Marshal Mulk Raj has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19810126
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