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Air Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla

Service No 3839 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 05 Oct 1926
Date Commissioned 15 Apr 1950 Course 51 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Oct 1984 / Died on 05 May 2016
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 15 Apr 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1967Acting Gp Capt : 27 Nov 1969Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1971
Acting Air Cmde : 01 Nov 1975Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1976Acting AVM : 25 Sep 1978AVM : 25 Sep 1978
Acting Air Marshal : 07 Apr 1981Air Marshal : 10 Jun 1981C-in-C : 01 Dec 1983
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
30 Oct 1959 - 30 Mar 1962Sqn LdrNo.14 Squadron Commanding Officer
28 Nov 1964 - Wg CdrNo.15 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
29 Nov 1969 - 25 Jan 1973Gp Capt20 WingBagdogra Station Commander
- Air CmdeTraining CommandBangalore Senior Air Staff Officer
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Works)
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (PO)
- AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
09 Jul 1979 - 30 Jun 1982AVMNational Defence AcademyPune Commandant
01 Jul 1982 - 30 Nov 1983AVMJammu & KashmirUdhampur Air Officer Commanding
01 Dec 1983 - 31 Oct 1984Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalMinoo Jehangir Dotiwalla3839 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1983Announced 26 Jan 1983
Details :

Air Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla was commissioned in the Flying Brand of the Indian Air Force in April 1950. During the earlier years of his career he has been deputed for courses such as the Pilot Attack Instructors' Course in the UK, the Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College. In his subsequent assignments, he had brought the full measure of his knowledge and experience to bear on the performance of duties entrusted to him, thereby enhancing the quality of his output.

Air Marshal Dotiwalla has successfully held a variety of field as well as Staff appointments. He commanded a Wing with distinction and, later, as Director of Air Force Works and Director of Personnel (Officers) at Air HQs, he had displayed a perception of the nuances involved in directing activities of these administrative Directorate. His tenure as Director of Personnel (Officers) coincided with a period when various studies and decisions were required to be taken in relation to the career profiles and promotion prospects of officers of different branches. By virtue of his analytical prowess, foresight and able direction he successfully paved the way for several proposals relating to personnel. He continued to display outstanding qualities of leadership and professional competence in the execution of important projects as Senior Air Staff Officer Training Command, Commandant National Defence Academy and Senior Air Staff Officer Eastern Air Command.

Air Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order

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Reference : GoI19830126