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Group Captain Dalip Wikram Chauhan

Service No & Branch 4031 F(P)
Date of Birth: 01 Nov 1929 Commissioned: 19 Jan 1951 Course: 54 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1979 / Died on 25 Aug 2020
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 19 Jan 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967Acting Gp Capt : 29 Dec 1972Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1974
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
26 Jun 1974 - 10 Jul 1976Gp Capt4 Tactical Air CenterNagrota Commanding Officer
20 Jul 1976 - 31 Oct 1979Gp Capt25 WingRajokri (Delhi) Station Commander
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrDalip Wikram Chauhan4031 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1964
Details :

Squadron Leader Dalip Wikram Chauhan has been engaged in air-transport operations in J & K area since 13th May 1961. During the Chinese aggression on our northern borders, he displayed great courage and devotion to duty in carrying out reconnaissance missions of areas held by the enemy. Squadron leader Chauhan was also assigned the task of airlifting AMX tanks to Chushul. The first 400 yards of the runway at Chushul had been rendered unserviceable and he would have been well justified in returning to the base. Realizing the importance of his mission, he took a calculated risk and decided to land his aircraft thus setting a fine example to other aircrews.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Chauhan has displayed courage, determination and professional, skill of a high order.

Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India 1st February 1964 - No.20 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964.
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