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Group Captain Kapil Bhargava

Service No 3939 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 21 Aug 1928
Date Commissioned 14 Oct 1950 Course 53 Course
Service End Retired on 15 Nov 1976 / Died on 17 Dec 2014
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Jan 1970 - 01 Dec 1972Gp CaptAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Cmdt
01 Jan 1973 - Gp Capt32 WingJodhpur Stn Cdr
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Sqn LdrKapil Bhargava3939 GD(P)Award Date 01 Nov 1961Announced 15 Aug 1961
Details : Squadron Leader Kapil Bhargava, a test pilot of considerable experience, had his training in test flights of the Avro 748 in the United Kingdom and flew over 150 hours on the prototype there. He undertook the first test flight of the Indian built aircraft, fresh from the assembly lines at Kanpur, on 1st November 1960. On its inaugural flight at Palam on 26th November 1961, before a distinguished gathering , he demonstrated the performance and the capabilities of the aircraft. In this task He had shown a high degree of professional skill , knowledge and courage
Unit : HAL
Reference : Gazette of India 3rd February 1962 - No.24 - Pres/62 dated 26th January 1962