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Air Marshal Har Krishan Oberai

Service No 4583 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 11 Sep 1932
Date Commissioned 14 Oct 1953 Course 61 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 1990 / Died on 20 Feb 2013
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1977Acting Air Cmde : 01 Jan 1980Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1980AVM : 01 Mar 1985
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
25 Feb 1974 - 15 Feb 1976Wg CdrAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam CO
22 Mar 1986 - 30 Dec 1987AVMAir Force AcademyDundigal Cmdt
- Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong SASO
01 Jul 1989 - 30 Sep 1990Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOP
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrHar Krishan Oberai4583 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Wing Commander Harkrishan Oberai was Officer-in-Charge Flying of an operational air base during operations in Decembet, 1971. By working hard he brought up the station Base Operations Room, Close Support Cell, ATC and GCA complex to full operational readiness. With his superior planning and organisational skill, he coordinated operations most effectively to make maximum use of the resources available to him. All close support missions assigned to the station were carried out under his able guidance. When the runway at his base was damaged by enemy action several times, he co-ordinated the repair work of the Engineers, and was on the runway with the repair teams throughout the night on many occasions, in sub-zero temperatures and with unexploded bombs lying close to the places of repair. He was a source of inspiration to the repair teams, who followed his example and repaired the runway in time for the next day's operations. Throughout, Wing Commander Harkrishan Oberai displayed courage and devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeHar Krishan Oberai4583 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1985Announced 26 Jan 1985
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalHar Krishan Oberai4583 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1990Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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