|Date of Birth:||20 Jun 1931|
|Date Commissioned||19 Jan 1951||Course||54 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Jun 1987|
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|10 Jun 1963 - 24 Jan 1964||Sqn Ldr||No.109 Helicopter Unit||Chandigarh||CO|
|21 Apr 1964 - 16 Jan 1966||Sqn Ldr||No.114 Helicopter Unit||Srinagar||CO|
|- 01 Dec 1979||Gp Capt||AFS New Delhi||New Delhi||Stn Cdr|
|01 Jan 1983 -||Air Cmde||3 Wing||Palam (Delhi)||AOC|
|-||AVM||Jammu and Kashmir||Udhampur||AOC|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Sqn Ldr||Arvind Dalaya||4025 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 Cmde||Arvind Dalaya||4025 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1982||Announced 26 Jan 1982|
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