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Air Commodore Bharat Lal Verma

Service No 4206 Branch F(N)
Date of Birth: 01 Jan 1930
Date Commissioned 12 Jan 1952 Course 4 NAV Course
Service End No Details
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 12 Jan 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1968Acting Gp Capt : 28 Oct 1974Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1975
Acting Air Cmde : 19 Mar 1979Air Cmde : 29 Aug 1979
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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

28 Jan 1977 - 18 Mar 1979Gp CaptAFS TambaramChennai Station Commander
19 Mar 1979 - 30 Dec 1980Air CmdeAFS TambaramChennai Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeBharat Lal Verma4206 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1980Announced 26 Jan 1980
Details :

Air Commodore Bharat Lal Verma (4206), Flying (Navigator), was commissioned in the Flying Branch (Navigator) of the Indian Air Force in January, 1952. Among his contemporaries, he has the maximum number (6522) of incident free flying hours to his AVSM 1980 credit. He holds category 'A' and has held the appointment of Air Force Examiner at the Aircrew Examining Board with distinction. On assuming the command of the Air Force Station, Tambaram, in June, 1977, he ensured that the entire resources were geared to meet all the flying task requirements of the Flying Instructors School. Despite intensive flying effort, not a single major accident occurred during his command of the station. All efforts were made to acquaint all personnel about the importance of flight safety and the measures to be taken in an emergency. Flight Safety was also introduced as part of the curriculum of the training at No. 2 Ground Training School where airframe, aero­engines and armament trades are taught.

The Raja Ram School run by the Unit got Government recognition due to efforts made by Air Commodore Verma. The Air Force Elementary School with teaching facilities upto Fourth Standard also developed into a wellkept and well­staffed school. By liaison with the educational authorites and Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, he was able to procure not only maximum number of admissions for the Air Force children in the Kendriya Vidyalaya at Tambaram but also in the Kendriya Vidyalayas located at other places in Tamil Nadu. This went a long way in boosting up the morale of all personnel of the station.

Air Force Station Tambaram which was called up by the State Government to render emergency aid during floods in November 1977, provided in a remarkably short time, was so prompt and successful that it earned the appreciation of the Tamil Nadu Government. Similarly, the emergency aid during the cyclone in November, 1978, and May, 1979, was prompt and effective and earned the praise both from the public and the press. All this was possible because of the dedicated efforts and leadership of Air Commodore Verma.

Air Commodore Bharat Lal Verma has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19800126