|Date of Birth:||01 May 1932|
|Date Commissioned||17 Jan 1953||Course||59 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Apr 1981|
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|19 Jul 1967 - 23 Nov 1969||Wg Cdr||No.45 Squadron||Commanding Officer|
|15 Feb 1971 - 12 May 1972||Wg Cdr||Tactics & Combat Development & Training Squadron||Adampur||Commanding Officer|
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|Mention in Despatches|
|Sqn Ldr||Arun Kanti Mukherjee||4416 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1966|
|Details :||Citation / Details Not Available|
|Unit : 28 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966|
|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Arun Kanti Mukherjee||4416 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1970|
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Wing Commander Arun Kanti Mukherjee has been one of the pioneer supersonic pilots of the Indian Air Force. He has a total of 2,410 hours of flying to his credit and has flown over 1,200 sorties in the supersonic aircraft. In June 1967, he took over the command of a squadron which was responsible for the conversion training of pilots on the supersonic type. A large number of pilots have passed out from this squadron without a single serious mishap. Under the able leadership of Wing Commander Mukherjee, the Squadron has not only become a good conversion unit but if has also achieved a high degree of operational preparedness. In 1968, the squadron received three trophies for the best maintained supersonic squadron, the best squadron and the individual rocket trophy.
Throughout, Wing Commander Arun Kant Mukherjee displayed courage, determination and devotion to duty.
|Unit : 45 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970|
|Wg Cdr||Arun Kanti Mukherjee||4416 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
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During the recent hostilities with Pakistan, Wing Commander Arun Kant Mukherjee was commanding a Tactical Flying Unit. He undertook a number of operational sorties and attacked heavily defended enemy air bases. Due to his sound planning, all tasks allotted to his unit were accomplished in an exemplary manner. The unit carried out deep penetration sorties at night with single engine aircraft in the face of heavy enemy defences. The unit did valuable work in keeping the enemy force harassed at night.
Throughout the operations, Wing Commander Arun Kant Mukherjee displayed gallantry, leadership and flying skill of a high order.
|Unit : TACDE|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.75 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|21 Dec 1963||MiG-21F||Sqn Ldr Arun Kanti Mukherjee||28||MAC with another Mig 21 F near Chandigarh|
|06 Sep 1965||MiG-21PF||BC-824||Sqn Ldr Arun Kanti Mukherjee||28||Dest on ground Pathankot by F-86|