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Air Marshal Brijesh Dhar Jayal

Service No 4972 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 27 Sep 1935
Date Commissioned 08 Oct 1955 Course 66 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 1993
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1975Gp Capt : 25 Sep 1978Acting Air Cmde : 18 Nov 1982Air Cmde : 21 Apr 1983
AVM : 01 Oct 1987Air Marshal : 15 Jan 1990C-in-C : 07 Oct 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

01 Feb 1954 - 08 Oct 1955No.1 AFABegumpet Trainee
01 Jan 1956 - 11 Feb 1956Plt OffrConversion Training UnitHakimpet Trainee
26 Feb 1956 - 28 Oct 1957Fg OffrNo.8 SquadronAmbala Sqn Pilot
31 Oct 1957 - 02 Sep 1960Flt LtNo.8 SquadronKalaikunda Sqn Pilot
03 Sep 1960 - 02 Feb 1961Flt LtArmament Training WingJamnagar PAI Course
02 Feb 1961 - 09 Sep 1962Flt LtNo.8 SquadronKalaikunda Sqn Pilot
09 Sep 1962 - 02 Mar 1963Flt LtUSSRUSSR MiG Conversion Course
02 Mar 1963 - 18 Jan 1965Flt LtNo.28 SquadronChandigarh Sqn Pilot
01 Feb 1965 - 10 Dec 1965Sqn LdrETPSFarnborough TP Course
13 Dec 1965 - 30 Jan 1966Sqn LdrHawkerDunsfold Test Pilot
04 Feb 1966 - 31 Oct 1966Sqn Ldr1 Base Repair DepotKanpur Test Pilot
01 Nov 1966 - 31 Dec 1968Sqn LdrA&ATUKanpur Test Pilot
01 Jan 1969 - 19 Apr 1972Sqn LdrHindustan Aeronautics LimitedNasik Test Pilot
20 Apr 1972 - 23 Sep 1973Sqn LdrHindustan Aeronautics LimitedBangalore Test Pilot
24 Sep 1973 - 17 Feb 1976Wg CdrNo.1 SquadronAdampur CO
01 Mar 1976 - 30 Jun 1977Wg CdrAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore OC FTS/CTP
01 Jun 1977 - 01 Apr 1979Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi JDASR
01 Apr 1979 - 01 Nov 1982Gp CaptJPTBAE Warton Leader
18 Nov 1982 - 02 Jan 1985Air Cmde7 WingAmbala AOC
03 Jan 1985 - 01 Dec 1985Air CmdeNational Defence CollegeDelhi Student
01 Dec 1985 - 01 Aug 1987Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi DASR
03 Sep 1987 - 01 Sep 1989Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (PI)
01 Sep 1989 - 01 Apr 1990AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Ops)
02 Apr 1990 - 06 Oct 1991Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DCAS
07 Oct 1991 - 30 Mar 1992Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong AOC-in-C
01 Apr 1992 - 30 Sep 1993Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrBrijesh Dhar Jayal4972 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Squadron Leader Brijesh Dhar Jayal worked as a test pilot from 26th September 1966 to 30th December 1968. During this period, the officer was associated with a number of trials on various aircraft. He was responsible for working out the radii of action and take off techniques in various configurations in respect of a new type of supersonic aircraft. He successfully evolved its gunnery techniques and helped in the adoption of the right and simpler use of the gun sight. Again, he was responsible for pinpointing the faults of in new trainer aircraft and for suggesting remedies to make it safe for flying. His contributions in many other fields of military aviation also have been significant. He volunteered to undertake every trial given to his unit. His performance in every case was commendable. He put in long working hours in an effort to complete the trials in the shortest possible time.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Brijesh Dhar Jayal displayed courage, initiative and determination.

Unit : A&ATU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Bar to Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrBrijesh Dhar Jayal4972 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Wing Commander Brijesh Dhar Jayal was commissioned as a Pilot in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in October, 1955. He has been on deputation to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Nasik Division, from the 15th January, 1969 to the 19th April, 1972 and to Bangalore Division from the 20th April, 1972 onwards. Throughout his tenure at Nasik Division, he had exhibited great competence and quality in test flying of MiG 21 aircraft. A total of 606 sorties comprising 424.25 hours of test flying on MiG 21 aircraft were carried out by him which also includes testing of aircraft entirely manufactured in India. During his tenure at Bangalore, he has shown great skill and determination in flight testing of different types of aircraft and has carried out 465.15 hours. He has been associated with the critical phase of development testing including jettisoning of external fuel tanks from Kiran and Gnat aircraft during which he has displayed keen aptitude and high degree of skill. His meticulous planning and very good execution enabled the Sea level trials on the prototype Agricultural aircraft to be completed successfully within a very short time.

Throughout, Wing Commander Brijesh Dhar Jayal displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : HAL
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th July 1974 - No.85 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1974
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptBrijesh Dhar Jayal4972 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1982Announced 26 Jan 1982
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalBrijesh Dhar Jayal4972 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1990Announced 26 Jan 1990
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