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Air Commodore Krishan Kumar Badhwar

Service No 4669 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 07 Aug 1932
Date Commissioned 16 Jan 1954 Course 62 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 1986
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 Jan 1955Acting Gp Capt : 23 Aug 1976Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1977Acting Air Cmde : 01 May 1980
Air Cmde : 15 May 1981
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
15 Mar 1971 - 16 Nov 1973Wg CdrNo.35 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
05 Jul 1980 - 31 Dec 1982Air Cmde4 WingAgra Air Officer Commanding
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrKrishan Kumar Badhwar4669 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Wing Commander Krishan Kumar Badhwar was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in January, 1954. Initially, he served in fighter and fighter bomber squadrons, and then, after successfully completing a course at the Flying Instructors School, he served as a flying instructor at the erstwhile Air Force Flying College. In 1964, he converted on to jet bombers, and thereafter served in a Canberra bomber squadron. He also served in a ground appointment at a major bomber base. At present, he is the Commander of a Canberra bomber squadron. He reorganised the work of the ground staff so that they could give effective support to the flying crew. Simultaneously, he implemented a rigorous training schedule for his aircrew, for bringing them to the highest peak of efficiency. During the recent operations against Pakistan the bombers of his squadron carried out devastating raids against the enemy's war potential. He took part in every one of the operational missions entrusted to his squadron. Throughout, Wing Commander Krishan Kumar Badhwar rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19710126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrKrishan Kumar Badhwar4669 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Krishan Kumar Badhwar was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in January, 1954. Initially, he served in fighter and fighter bomber squadrons, and then, after successfully completing a course at the Flying Instructors School, he served as a flying instructor at the erstwhile Air Force Flying College. In 1964, he converted on to jet bombers, and thereafter served in a Canberra bomber squadron. He also served in a ground appointment at a major bomber base. At present, he is the Commander of a Canberra bomber squadron. He reorganised the work of the ground staff so that they could give effective support to the flying crew. Simultaneously, he implemented a rigorous training schedule for his aircrew, for bringing them to the highest peak of efficiency. During the recent operations against Pakistan the bombers of his squadron carried out devastating raids against the enemy's war potential. He took part in every one of the operational missions entrusted to his squadron.

Throughout, Wing Commander Krishan Kumar Badhwar rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit : 35 Sqn
Reference : GoI19720126
Vir Chakra
Wg CdrKrishan Kumar Badhwar4669 F(P)Award Date 03 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the conflict with Pakistan in December, 1971, Wing Commander Krishan Kumar Badhwar was in command of a Bomber Squadron in the Western Sector. During the period 3rd December 1971 to 14th December 1971, he under-took various missions against air bases and port installations which were heavily defended by Missile carrying fighters and anti-aircraft guns. Disregarding personal safety and with great courage and skill, he attacked air bases at Masoor, Drig Road and Port Installations at Karachi. He was instrumental in depleting the enemy’s oil reserves and crippling his port facilities at Karachi.

Throughout the operation, Wing Commander Krishan Kumar Badhwar displayed gallantry, leadership, and professional skill of a high order.

Unit : 35 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.75 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972