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Air Commodore Gopal Krishna Garud

Service No 6327 Branch F(N)
Date of Birth: 05 Jan 1938
Date Commissioned 19 Dec 1961 Course 20 NAV Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 1992
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Feb 1980Acting Gp Capt : 06 Feb 1984Gp Capt : 30 Nov 1984Air Cmde : 01 Jan 1989
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtGopal Krishna Garud6327 GD(N)Award Date 22 Sep 1965Announced 15 Aug 1966
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Gopal Krishna Garud has been a navigator in a Photo Reconnaissance Squadron since 1962. Photo reconnaissance flights are fraught with danger as these have invariably to be flown unescorted in broad day light. During the September 1965, operations, he always volunteered for the most difficult missions and brought valuable information which contributed to a large extent towards the planning and successful execution of operations.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Gopal Krishna Garud displayed exemplary courage and professional skill of a high order.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 8th October 1966 - No.72 - Pres/66 dated 30th September 1966