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Air Marshal Mohinder Kumar Anand

Service No 5498 Branch ADM
Date of Birth: 22 Oct 1937
Date Commissioned 17 Mar 1958 Course 15 GDOC Course
Service End Retired on 31 Oct 1995
Remarks : ARC
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1976Acting Gp Capt : 08 Dec 1981Gp Capt : 17 Mar 1982Air Cmde : 22 Jul 1985
AVM : 20 Feb 1989Acting Air Marshal : 13 Jul 1992Air Marshal : 13 Jul 1992
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Org)
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (PA)
- 12 Jul 1992AVMSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
13 Jul 1992 - 31 Oct 1995Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Administration
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrMohinder Kumar Anand5498 ADMAward Date Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Squadron Leader Mohinder Kumar Anand qualified as a Parachute Jump Instructor in July, 1959. In imparting parachute jump training, he has been a source of determination, inspiration and courage to his pupils. He has completed over 375 parachute descents. In accumulating data for parachute descents at altitudes from 10 to 15,000 ft, he has played a pioneering role. He has not only shown great courage in initiating the first ever jumps at such altitudes but was also instrumental in collecting and compiling data which has proved of immense value in evaluating the various types of parachutes for use at these unexplored altitudes. In undertaking these trials and in obtaining useful data, he has exposed himself to hazardous circumstances disregarding his personal safety. In May, 1968, on his own initiative, he carried out free fall descents for the first time in the country. In December 1971, he carried out free fall descents for the first time from AN-12 aircraft, thus inspiring his subordinates to undertake sky diving. His pioneering spirit and capacity for innovation is largely responsible for the testing and final acceptance of a new type of parachute with indigenous modifications which has res ulted in the saving of foreign exchange. He is also responsible in proving the suitability and final acceptance of 28 feet diameter parachutes.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Mohinder Kumar Anand displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : PTS
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th July 1974 - No.85 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1974
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalMohinder Kumar Anand5498 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1996Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Air Marshal MK Anand, VM was commissioned in the IAF on 17 Mar 58, During his distinguished career spanning of 37 years, the Air Officer acquitted himself commendably in a wide array of challenging assignments which include Chief Personnel Staff Officer of two Commands, Director of Organisation, Director of Personnel Airmen and Senior Officer Administration of South Western Air Command (SOA, SWAC.),

Air Marshal Anand commenced his career on an admirable note as Para Jumping Instructor and has many firsts to his credit. He was awarded Vayu Sena Medal in 1974 for his pioneering role in para trooping in high altitude areas .

An alumnus of national Defence College, Air Marshal Anand while serving as SOA, SWAC, diligently planned and improved upon the infrastructure to increase the operational potential of the Command as well as working and living environment of all field units. He ensured timely completion of projects thereby eliminating cost and time overruns.

The Air Officer was appointed Air Officer incharge Administration at Air HQ on 13 Jul 92. The Air Officer undertook a number of progressive actions in planning and execution of works services and administration of Non Public Funds and IAF Schools. He has taken effective steps to improve the state of discipline by laying emphasis on preventive measures and timely administration of justice. Air Marshal Anand has been responsible for introduction and improvement of a large number of welfare programmes to improve the quality of life, namely, increasing the satisfaction level and availability of married accommodation and improving medical facilities for serving and retired personnel.

Air Marshal MK Anand, VM has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19960126

Additional Notes

Remarks: Quarterly Database Update Note added: 0000-00-00
served on deputation to AVIATION RESEARCH CENTRE from 1963 to 1978 after undergoing training abroad during mar-apr 1963 first skydiving jump carried out on 23 may 1968 from MI-4 atSARSAWA air base. made a free fall descent from 25000 ft.AGL on 14 oct.1976 from an AN-12 aircraf the first free fall at night was done on13 oct.1976 Mentioned in LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS