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Wing Commander Bal Krishena Dhiman

Service No & Branch 4332 F(P)
Date of Birth: 24 Aug 1931 Commissioned: 30 Aug 1952 Course: 58 Course
Service End: Retired on 29 Aug 1972 / Died on 03 Jul 2008 Nick Name : Granny
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 30 Aug 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1970
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Apr 1965 - 31 Mar 1970Sqn LdrHindustan Aeronatics Limited (Nasik Division)Nasik Chief Test Pilot
01 Apr 1970 - 29 Aug 1972Wg CdrHindustan Aeronatics Limited (Nasik Division)Nasik Chief Test Pilot
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrBal Krishena Dhiman4332 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Bal Krishan Dhiman (4332) was commissioned in the Flying Branch (Pilot) of the Air Force in August, 1952. After service in several fighter squadrons, he was given training as a flying instructor, and served in that capacity at a flying training unit. Thereafter, following another period of service in operational squadrons, he was given training as a test pilot. He has since been serving as a test pilot in the Air Force, and since December 1965 with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Wing Commander Dhiman was the first Indian Air Force Pilot posted to the Nasik Division of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, where he is actively associated with test flying of MiG-21 FL aircraft in different phases of production. The initiative, courage and dedication to duty shown by him in the discharge of his duties have been of high order. His contribution towards the different phases of production of MiG-21 FL aircraft have been most valuable. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has been so highly impressed by his professional skill that they were able to return a foreign Test Pilot much earlier than scheduled.

Throughout his career, Wing Commander Bal Krishan Dhiman has rendered distinguished service of a high order, for which he is awarded Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : HAL
Reference : GoI19720126No66
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