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Group Captain Daya Krishan Dhiman

Service No 5180 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth:
Date Commissioned 25 Aug 1956 Course 69 Course
Service End Retired on 05 Jan 1987
Remarks :
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
25 Jul 1975 - 15 Aug 1977Wg CdrNo.20 SquadronHindon CO
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtDaya Krishan Dhiman5180 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 7 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrDaya Krishan Dhiman5180 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1978
Details :

Wing Commander Daya Krishan Dhiman was serving as Commanding Officer of a fighter squadron. While on duty as flying supervisor in the Air Traffic Control, he was called upon to assist an aircraft Pilot who was involved in a grave situation of loss of power controls and all hydraulic services, failure of both generators with impending total loss of electric supply and loss of speed control due to throttle being stuck at 98% RPM. It was a unique and challenging situation and to avoid a serious accident, it was necessary to land the aircraft immediately. The advice tendered by Wing Cdr Dhiman to the pilot of the aircraft at that moment, which enabled the latter to accomplish safe recovery of the aircraft, is a proof of his sound professional competence. This also subsequently led to the discovery of the cause of the aircraft failure. As Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Dhiman raised by his hard work, the operational potential of the unit both on the ground and the air. Although his unit is equipped with old aircraft with enormous maintenance and operational problems, he overcame all the handicaps and enabled his unit to achieve outstanding operational training standards.

Wing Commander Daya Krishan Dhiman has thus displayed professional competence, leadership and devotion lo duty of an exceptional order.

Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd December 1979 - No.67- Pres/79 dated 26th January 1978