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Group Captain Ashwini Kumar Bhide

Service No & Branch 5674 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Feb 1959 Course: 74 Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 03 Oct 1978Acting Gp Capt : 05 Jan 1981Gp Capt : 01 Dec 1981
Training and Other Courses Attended
13 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 195628 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 09 Dec 1972
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

02 May 1977 - 24 May 1979Wg CdrNo.11 Squadron Commanding Officer
- 01 Dec 1981Gp CaptEmbassy of India, IraqBaghdad Air Attache
27 Oct 1980 - 21 Apr 1981Gp CaptNo.44 SquadronChandigarh Commanding Officer
28 Feb 1985 - 18 Oct 1985Gp Capt14 WingChabua Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrAshwini Kumar Bhide5674 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Squadron Leader Ashwini Kumar Bhide was the Flight Commander of a transport squadron in the Western Sector during the operations in December, 1971. He undertook five low level missions over strategic targets, without fighter escort, deep into the enemy territory, which involved flying at low level and low speed over target areas. He successfully completed all his missions inspite of heavy ground fire over target, area and his aircraft being hit on more than one occasions. The cool courage displayed by him in the face of heavy enemy opposition was an inspiration not only to his own crew members, but also to all the other crews of his squadron.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Ashwini Kumar Bhide displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973
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