|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||12 Jan 1951||Course||2 NAV Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Nov 1987|
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|15 Oct 1966 - 01 May 1967||Wg Cdr||256 Signal Unit||Ambala||Commanding Officer|
|01 Mar 1967 - 01 Jan 1968||Wg Cdr||6 Tactical Air Center||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|01 Jan 1968 - 01 Dec 1968||Wg Cdr||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||Student|
|01 Dec 1968 - 01 Dec 1971||Wg Cdr||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||DD (Weapons)|
|01 Dec 1971 - 06 Feb 1974||Gp Capt||10 Wing||Jorhat||Station Commander|
|01 Jan 1974 - 01 Dec 1974||Gp Capt||National Defence College||Delhi||Staff Course|
|01 Jan 1975 - 01 Jul 1977||Gp Capt||Maritime Air Operations||Bombay||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|01 Jul 1977 - 01 Sep 1979||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Dir (Data processing)|
|01 Sep 1979 - 01 Sep 1982||Air Cmde||Embassy of India, Russia||Moscow||Air Attache|
|01 Sep 1982 - 01 Oct 1984||AVM||Maintenance Command||Nagpur||Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer|
|01 Oct 1984 - 01 Mar 1985||Air Marshal||Maintenance Command||Nagpur||Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer|
|01 Mar 1985 - 30 Nov 1987||Air Marshal||Training Command||Bangalore||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
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|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Vir Narain||4007 F(N)||Award Date 26 Jan 1986||Announced 26 Jan 1986|
|Details :|| |
Air Marshal Vir Narain Flying (Navigator) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in January 1951. Since then he has held with distinction a wide variety of assignments. As a Navigator he has the singular distinction of having commanded an operational flying station. In all the posts held by him, during the span of 35 years of service so far, he has distinguished himself not only by rare professional competence but also by outstanding administrative ability. He is a graduate of the National Defence College.
In recent years, Air Marshal Vir Narain, has held with distinction important appointments of Senior Air Staff Officer at HQ Maritime Air Operations, and Air AttachÃÂ© in Moscow. In both these assignments, he exhibited a very high degree of professional skill and competence. Subsequently, as Senior Air and Administration Officer at HQ Maintenance Command, through effective management of resources, brought about significant overall improvement in the output of various Base Repair and Equipment Depots within the Command. This directly contributed to improving the serviceability of Operational Units. In recognition of the excellent services rendered by him he was, on promotion to the rank of Air Marshal, appointed as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command.
Air Marshal Vir Narain has, rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19860126|