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Air Chief Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul

Service No 4721 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 20 Dec 1935
Date Commissioned 17 Jul 1954 Course 63 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 1995
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Apr 1971 - Wg CdrNo.37 Squadron CO
01 Dec 1972 - Wg Cdr2 WingPune COO
- Gp Capt15 WingBareilly Stn Cdr
- Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Intelligence)
01 Sep 1982 - 01 Jan 1986Air CmdeEmbassy of India, RussiaMoscow Air Attache
01 Jan 1986 - 01 Jan 1987Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (PO)
01 Jan 1987 - 01 Jan 1989AVMSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur SASO
01 Nov 1989 - 31 Jan 1991Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad SASO
01 Feb 1991 - 30 Apr 1992Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad AOC-in-C
01 May 1992 - 30 Jul 1993Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C
01 Aug 1993 - 31 Dec 1995Air Chf MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Maha Vir Chakra
Wg CdrSwaroop Krishna Kaul4721 F(P)Award Date 04 Dec 1971Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : At the outbreak of hostilities, Wing Commander S K Kaul, the Commanding Officer of a Fighter Bomber Squadron [No.37 Squadron, Hunters], volunteered for an urgent task to photograph certain areas in Bangla Desh. These photographs were badly needed in order to finalise our Army’s assault plans. The officer carried out four missions deep into enemy territories ot cover the heavily defended sectors of Comila, Sylhet and Saidapur. At times, he had to fly as low as 200 feet over the most heavily defended enemy locations. Undaunted, he flew through these barrages, making repeated runs in each of his missions and successfully completed the task. On 4th December 1971, he again volunteered for another task to photograph the Tezgaon and Kurmitola airfields. His reconnaissance flights over these two airfields, in the face of the most sustained and heavy enemy ground fire stood out as acts of heroism, extreme gallantry and devotion to duty. In addition to his reconnaissance exploits, he led the very first eight aircraft strike mission over Dacca. In this raid, his formation encountered four enemy aircraft near the target area. With exemplary leadership, he manoeuvred his forces in such a manner that two of the enemy aircraft could be shot down and the other two fled. The target thus became clear for attack. Throughout the period of operations, Wing Commander Kaul led his squadron boldly, with tenacity and personally displayed courage of an exceptionally high order in the face of the enemy
Unit : 37 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1972 - No.20 - Pres/72 dated 20th January 1972
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSwaroop Krishna Kaul4721 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1992Announced 26 Jan 1992
Details : AOC-in-C CAC
Unit : CAC
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