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Air Vice Marshal Arvind Dalaya

Service No 4025 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 20 Jun 1931
Date Commissioned 19 Jan 1951 Course 54 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Jun 1987
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967Acting Gp Capt : 29 Jan 1973Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1974Acting Air Cmde : 02 Jan 1979
Air Cmde : 29 Aug 1979Acting AVM : 09 Jan 1984AVM : 02 Jul 1984
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

10 Jun 1963 - 24 Jan 1964Sqn LdrNo.109 Helicopter UnitChandigarh CO
21 Apr 1964 - 16 Jan 1966Sqn LdrNo.114 Helicopter UnitSrinagar CO
- 01 Dec 1979Gp CaptAFS New DelhiNew Delhi Stn Cdr
01 Jan 1983 - Air Cmde3 WingPalam (Delhi) AOC
- AVMJammu and KashmirUdhampur AOC
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrArvind Dalaya4025 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

Squadron Leader Arvind Dalaya has been commanding a Helicopter Unit operating in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh area since December, 1963. He was given the task of forming a new unit, with only a couple of trained aircrew and technicians. He also had to undertake major commitments in the area, since his was the only Helicopter Unit there. He successfully completed all the commitments assigned to him and also raised the operational standard of the unit.

In June, 1964, he was asked to evacuate casualties among members of Nanda Devi expedition. He personally flew the helicopter and successfully evacuated the casualties.

In June, 1965, when one of the helicopters of his unit had force-landed at a height of 15,000ft. in the Karakoram mountains, he led a team of technicians to the scene of accident and retrieved the damaged helicopter after changing its engine.

During the recent operations against Pakistan in Sialkot sector, he led sorties in the forward areas to bring back our Army battle casualties in spite of enemy aircraft activities in the vicinity. Squadron Leader Arvind Dalaya has set a fine example of leadership and devotion to duty.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th February 1966 - No.14-Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeArvind Dalaya4025 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1982Announced 26 Jan 1982
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