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Air Marshal Vir Narain

Service No 4007 Branch F(N)
Date of Birth: 25 Nov 1929
Date Commissioned 12 Jan 1951 Course 2 NAV Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 1987
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 12 Jan 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967Acting Gp Capt : 30 Jan 1972Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1976
Acting AVM : 27 Aug 1982AVM : 05 Apr 1981Air Marshal : 28 Sep 1984C-in-C : 01 Mar 1985
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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 Oct 1966 - 01 May 1967Wg Cdr256 Signal Unit Commanding Officer
01 Mar 1967 - 01 Jan 1968Wg Cdr6 Tactical Air Center Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Jan 1968 - 01 Dec 1968Wg CdrDSSCWellington Student
01 Dec 1968 - 01 Dec 1971Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi DD (Weapons)
01 Dec 1971 - 01 Jan 1974Gp Capt10 WingJorhat Station Commander
01 Jan 1974 - 01 Dec 1974Gp CaptNDCDelhi student
01 Jan 1975 - 01 Jul 1977Gp CaptMaritime Air OperationsBombay 
01 Jul 1977 - 01 Sep 1979Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Dir (Data processing)
01 Sep 1979 - 01 Sep 1982Air CmdeRussiaMoscow Air Attache
01 Sep 1982 - 01 Oct 1984AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
01 Oct 1984 - 01 Mar 1985Air MshlMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
01 Mar 1985 - 30 Nov 1987Air MshlTraining CommandBangalore Air Officer Commanding in Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalVir Narain4007 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 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 Attaché 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.

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Reference : GoI19860126