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Wing Commander Arun Vithal Kamat

Service No & Branch 6009 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Dec 1960 Course: 78 Course
Service End: Nick Name : Kamy
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : POW
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Dec 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1979
Training and Other Courses Attended
1 AFC (USAF) (Fg Offr) - 18 Jan 1964
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

11 May 1970 - 01 Feb 1974Sqn LdrNo.10 SquadronPune Flight Commander
01 Feb 1974 - Sqn LdrNo.31 Squadron Flight Commander
14 Mar 1977 - 03 Dec 1979Wg CdrNo.9 SquadronHindon Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrArun Vithal Kamat6009 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Squadron Leader Arun Vithal Kamat was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in December, 1960. He has flown 1400 hours on operational aircraft. During the lndo-Pak Conflict of 1971, he was employed as a Flight Commander in one of the fighter squadrons operating from an advance base in the Western Sector. On the 9th December, 1971, he was detailed to lead a section of two aircraft, their target being a Pakistani airfield. This was his 4th operational mission over enemy territory. He commenced the attack in the face of heavy fire from enemy's anti-aircraft guns and light machine guns. His aircraft was badly hit. Finding that it was impossible to control the aircraft, he abandoned the aircraft. He broke both his legs on impact with the ground.

Squadron Leader Arun Vithal Kamat thus displayed courage, determination and exceptional devotion to duly in the best traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 10 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th July 1974 - No.85 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1974
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