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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

15 Mar 1971 - 16 Nov 1973Wg CdrNo.35 SquadronPune CO
05 Jul 1980 - 31 Dec 1982Air Cmde4 WingAgra AOC
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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 : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India : No.27 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrKrishan Kumar Badhwar4669 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : CO, No. 35 Canberra Sqn.
Unit : 35 Squadron
Reference :
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