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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
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 14 Oct 1955Sqn Ldr : 14 Oct 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967Acting Gp Capt : 23 Feb 1972
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1972
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Sqn Ldr
Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1970 - 01 Dec 1972Gp CaptAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Commandant
01 Jan 1973 - Gp Capt32 WingJodhpur Station Commander
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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