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Air Commodore Mohinder Kumar Bidani

Service No & Branch 5160 AE(L) (Orig: ELECT)
Date of Birth: 15 May 1931 Commissioned: 04 Jun 1956 Course: 11 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1986
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 09 Sep 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1976Acting Gp Capt : 17 Nov 1980Gp Capt : 08 Jul 1981
Acting Air Cmde : 17 Jul 1984Air Cmde : 17 Jul 1984
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Sqn LdrMohinder Kumar Bidani5160 AELAward Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrMohinder Kumar Bidani5160 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1973Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Squadron Leader Mohinder Kumar Bidani was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) Branch of the Indian Air Force in June, 1956. Since May, 1969, he has been serving at an operational Command as a Staff Officer. He exhibited an extremely high caliber of specialist knowledge relating to the Electrical and Instrument equipment including Diesel Generating sets, Electrical Flare paths and Crash Barriers. He displayed the same interest, and intelligent approach, in dealing with Mechanical Transport problems, as well.

During the second half of 1971, due mainly by the drive shown by the officer, the serviceability of fighter aircraft in the Command increased significantly. When the tempo of work had to be increased, he plunged into his work with greater zeal, his one aim being to contribute as much as he possible could, towards improving the operational efficiency of the Command.

For selfless devotion to duty and capacity for hard work demonstrated by Squadron Leader Mohinder Kumar Bidani, the Vishisht Seva Medal is awarded to him.

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Reference : GoI19730622No
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