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Group Captain Jagdish Behari Lal

Service No 3646 Branch GD(P)
Date of Birth: 11 Jan 1926
Date Commissioned 03 Sep 1949 Course 50 Course
Service End Died in Service 16 Aug 1971
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Nov 1965 - 09 Aug 1968Wg CdrNo.6 SquadronPune CO
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptJagdish Behari Lal3646 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Group Captain (then Wing Commander) Jagdish Behari Lai commanded a Transport and M/R Squadron for nearly 3 years and throughout this period maintained the highest transport category and instrument rating. In spite of his multifarious duties of a Squadron Commander, he flew a total of over 800 hours on Super-Constellation aircraft. It was during his tenure that the Super­Constellation aircraft was modified for M/R role and it was under his direction that intensive trials were carried out and the aircraft quickly made operational in the new role. He ensured that every M/R and A.S.S.R. task entrusted to the Squadron was fully met. The manner in which various commitments were fulfilled by the Squadron under Wing Commander Lal's able leadership earned appreciation from all concerned.

Throughout, Group Captain Jagdish Behari Lal displayed professional skill, resourcefulness and leadership.

Unit : 6 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969