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Air Vice Marshal Narayan Waman Tilak

Service No & Branch 4411 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 21 Apr 1931 Commissioned: 17 Jan 1953 Course: 59 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1987 Superannuated Died on 03 Nov 2021 (90 Years age) Nick Name : Charlie
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A1
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jan 1954Flt Lt : 17 Jan 1958Sqn Ldr : 17 Jan 1964Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1970
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1976Acting Air Cmde : 17 Apr 1978Air Cmde : 01 Jul 1979Acting AVM : 02 Jan 1984
AVM : 26 Jan 1984
Training and Other Courses Attended
23 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 25 Nov 196719 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1979
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1960 - 01 Jan 1963Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
30 Jan 1973 - 15 Sep 1973Wg Cdr19 WingBorjhar (Guwahati) Station Commander
12 Nov 1976 - 17 Apr 1978Gp CaptCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Deputy Commandant
17 Apr 1978 - 31 Dec 1978Air CmdeNCC APSecunderabad Director
05 Mar 1986 - 30 Apr 1987AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptNarayan Waman Tilak4411 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1976Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details :

Wing Commander (now Gp Capt) Tilak was posted to an important Air Force Establishment after successfully completing the Masters Degree in Technology from Princeton University, USA. Realising quite early in the career that in a modern Air Force the flying ability must be backed by sound technical knowledge, he completed B. Tech course successfully. He was offered a scholarship by the Princeton University USA for the Master's Degree Course in technology. This two years Master's degree course he completed in 15 months by virtue of his tenacity of purpose and unwavering determination.

Unit : ASTE
Reference : GoI19760126
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