|Service No & Branch||5674 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 07 Feb 1959||Course: 74 Course|
|Service End:||No Details|
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|02 May 1977 - 24 May 1979||Wg Cdr||No.11 Squadron||Commanding Officer|
|- 01 Dec 1981||Gp Capt||Embassy of India, Iraq||Baghdad||Air Attache|
|27 Oct 1980 - 21 Apr 1981||Gp Capt||No.44 Squadron||Chandigarh||Commanding Officer|
|28 Feb 1985 - 18 Oct 1985||Gp Capt||14 Wing||Chabua||Station Commander|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Sqn Ldr||Ashwini Kumar Bhide||5674 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|