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Air Vice Marshal Purushottam Laxmikant Purohit

Service No 4581 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 08 Jan 1933
Date Commissioned 10 Oct 1953 Course 61 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 1989
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Oct 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1971Acting Gp Capt : 23 Aug 1976Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1977
Acting Air Cmde : 01 Jan 1980Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1980AVM : 01 Feb 1985
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
08 Dec 1973 - 29 Jan 1976Wg CdrNo.12 SquadronAgra CO
12 Apr 1981 - 03 Jan 1983Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh AOC
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtPurushottam Laxmikant Purohit4581 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1965
Details : Flight Lieutenant Purohit has been engaged in air transport support operations in Jammu and Kashmir since 1957. He has done about 1000 hours of operational flying over this area. In April I962, when his Squadron was moved out from this area Flight Lieutenant Purohit volunteered for transfer to the incoming Squadron so as to extend to it the benefit of the experience gained by him. During his operational tour, he flew 160 missions carrying heavy loads to forward areas. He was always a source of inspiration to other aircrew. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Purushottam Laxmikant Purohit displayed courage, initiative and devotion to duty of a high order.
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Reference : Gazette of India 13th March 1965 - No.20 - Pres/65 dated 1st January 1965.