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Air Vice Marshal Ajai Kumar Brahmawar

Service No 5858 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 16 Jun 1939
Date Commissioned 28 May 1960 Course 77 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Jun 1995
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 29 Aug 1979Acting Gp Capt : 26 Oct 1983Gp Capt : 26 Oct 1983Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1987
Acting AVM : 09 Dec 1991AVM : 01 May 1992
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

10 Apr 1979 - 29 Apr 1980Wg Cdr10 Forward Base Support UnitBhaisana (Bhatinda) Station Commander
29 Sep 1987 - 21 Apr 1990Air Cmde16 WingHashimara Air Officer Commanding
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Works)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtAjai Kumar Brahmawar5858 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrAjai Kumar Brahmawar5858 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Ajai Kumar Brahmawar was serving with a Fighter Squadron. He was responsible for bringing the Squadron to a high state of operational readiness. He flew twenty-six operational missions in the form of combat air patrol, escort and interception. It was because of his personal example that the Squadron flew 55 to 60 sorties every day irrespective of weather conditions, in pitch dark nights and at low altitude in the vicinity of hilly areas without any mishap.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Ajai Kumar Brahmawar displayed courage, professional skill, leadership and devotion to duty.

Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeAjai Kumar Brahmawar5858 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1990Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Air Commodore Ajai Kumar Brahmawar VM (5858) Flying (Pilot) took over the command of an Operational Wing on 29 Sep 87 and set himself the task of bringing and maintaining the Wing at the highest state of operational readiness. Due to his continued and inexhaustible effort, the Wing has had many achievements in the last two years. During the period of two years the Wing has achieved a zero Cat 1 accident rate and the total accident rate is only 2.81 against the limit of 3.0. This is noteworthy as a substantial portion of the flying carried out by the two squadrons on the Wing involves operational training on young pilots. In addition, the wing flies one of the oldest combat aircraft, the Badals. The Wing also won the EAC Trophy for the Best Maintained Wing for the year 1988-89 and for the Best Administered Wing in 1988-89.

A very close rapport exists between the Wing and the Army formations nearby, largely due to untiring efforts of Air Cmde Brahmawar. The Army Aviation Flight located at Hasimara has been fully integrated with the Air Force and inter service relation is extremely cordial. With his keen interest in all welfare activities Air Cmde Brahmawar has not only raised the morale of all station personnel but has also improved the overall operational efficiency.

Air Cmde Brahmawar is an experienced fighter pilot and Pilot Attack Instructor who has held many important assignments with great credit, notable among them, Air 1 South Western Air Command, Team Leader Air Force Training Team in Iraq and Station Commander of two operational bases.

Air Cmde Ajai Kumar Brahmawar has thus rendered distinguished service of exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19900126