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Wing Commander Jagat Kishore Mohlah

Service No 4576 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 27 Jan 1932
Date Commissioned 14 Oct 1953 Course 61 Course
Service End Died in Service 27 Jul 1971
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Oct 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrJagat Kishore Mohlah4576 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Jagat Kishore Mohlah (4576) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in October, 1953. He joined Hindustan Aeronautics Limited as a Test Pilot on deputation in November, 1964. During his tenure with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, he was actively engaged in the development and testing of prototype and production aircraft. His personal contribution towards development of HJT­16 - Kiran aircraft is of an outstanding nature. He undertook 349 flights comprising of 260 hours of prototype testing on this aircraft. He volunteered, and successfully completed, most difficult and challenging assignments through his stay with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

In the discharge of his onerous duties, he set an example which was in keeping with the highest traditions expected of individual engaged in such work and worthy of emulation by aviators in any environments. Wing Commander Mohlah made the supreme sacrifice when testing a Marut (HF24) aircraft on 27th July, 1971. His distinguished services to the cause of Indian aviation and Indian Air Force for which he lived and died, are of the most exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19720126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
27 Jul 1971HF-24 MarutBD-850Wg Cdr J K Mohlah*