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Group Captain Dinesh Chandra Kaushik

Service No 6353 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth:
Date Commissioned 19 Dec 1961 Course 80 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Jun 1988
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1980Acting Gp Capt : 06 Feb 1984Gp Capt : 30 Nov 1984
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Feb 1971 - 28 Nov 1971Sqn LdrNo.105 Helicopter UnitChabua Commanding Officer
- Wg CdrNo.118 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrDinesh Chandra Kaushik6353 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