|Date of Birth:|
|Date Commissioned||19 Dec 1961||Course||80 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Jun 1988|
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|01 Feb 1971 - 28 Nov 1971||Sqn Ldr||No.105 Helicopter Unit||Chabua||CO|
|-||Wg Cdr||No.118 Helicopter Unit||CO|
|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Dinesh Chandra Kaushik||6353 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1982|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Dinesh Chandra Kaushik has been on the posted strength of the Helicopter Unit, Air Force, since 28th August, 1978. During a crisis due to shortage of fuel for Dakota and Caribou aircraft, the unit under his command was called upon to undertake the task of air maintenance in the entire Eastern region. He rose to the occasion and did a commendable job in keeping all the air maintained posts in the Sector supplied with essential commodities, equipment, in addition to other multifarious commitments like VVIP helilifts, flood relief operation and communication flights.
Wing Commander Kaushik was also instrumental in suggesting and eventually accomplishing the task of carrying out air maintenance operations from focal points closer to the air maintained posts, thereby reducing the flying time by 35 per cent to 50 per cent. He had also undertaken the task of training the pilots of a Helicopter Unit on Mi-8 Helicopters. He has been a pioneer on Mi-8 Helicopters ever since their evaluation and induction into the service. He has made a very valuable contribution into the firm establishment of standard operating procedures on the Mi-8 Helicopters.
Wing Commander Dinesh Chandra Kaushik has thus displayed professional competence, leadership capabilities and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.
|Unit : 118 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1983 - No.1-Pres/83 dated 26th January 1982|