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Air Marshal Rajendra Kumar Dhawan

Service No 4736 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 10 May 1935
Date Commissioned 17 Jul 1954 Course 63 Course
Service End Retired on 31 May 1993
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1974Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978Acting Air Cmde : 05 Dec 1981AVM : 01 Sep 1986
Air Marshal : 08 Feb 1989C-in-C : 11 Feb 1991
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

22 May 1973 - 17 Jul 1975Wg CdrNo.108 Squadron CO
05 Dec 1981 - 02 Jan 1984Air Cmde8 WingAdampur AOC
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Inspection)
20 Aug 1986 - 14 Feb 1988AVMCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Cmdt
01 Aug 1988 - 01 Apr 1990Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DCAS
11 Feb 1991 - 05 Oct 1991Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong AOC-in-C
07 Oct 1991 - 31 May 1993Air MshlTraining CommandBangalore AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrRajendra Kumar Dhawan4736 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Wing Commander Rajendra Kumar Dhawan took over command of the first Squadron which was to be re-equipped with the latest type of supersonic fighter aircraft in May 1973. He solved the initial problems successfully and created a base from which the subsequent squadrons of similar type of aircraft could be formed. He has a distinguished flying record and has to his credit a total of 3885 hours on single engine aircraft of which over 650 hours are on supersonics. Wing Commander Rajendra Kumar Dhawan has throughout displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
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Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeRajendra Kumar Dhawan4736 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1985Announced 26 Jan 1985
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalRajendra Kumar Dhawan4736 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
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