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Group Captain Ajay Krishna Avasthi

Service No & Branch 5805 F(P)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 19 Dec 1959 Course: 76 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1987 TBD
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 29 Aug 1979Acting Gp Capt : 24 Aug 1981Gp Capt : 21 Jun 1982
Training and Other Courses Attended
14 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 19588 LDMC (Sqn Ldr) - 30 Jun 1978
Badges Qualified
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Gp Capt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

23 Jul 1979 - 01 Sep 1981Wg CdrNo.11 Squadron Commanding Officer
17 Jun 1982 - 19 Oct 1984Gp Capt19 WingBorjhar (Guwahati) Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtAjay Krishna Avasthi5805 GD(P)Award Date 22 Sep 1964Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Ajay Krishna Avasthi has been serving in the Jammu and Kashmir and NEFA areas since 1960. He has flown more than 1100 hours in operational areas. On 22nd September 1964, while on a sortie to Leh, the starboard engine of his aircraft failed and the aircraft started losing height rapidly. With great skill, he manoeuvred the aircraft through narrow valleys and difficult terrain and landed safely at the base. On another occasion, when the starboard engine of his aircraft started backfiring violently at an extremely critical stage immediately after take off, he, with cool courage and great presence of mind, brought the situation under control and landed the aircraft safely and thus saved the aircraft and the lives of the passengers and crew.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Ajay Krishna Avasthi displayed courage and devotion to duty.

Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st April, 1967 - No.24-Pres/67 dated 26th January 1967
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