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Air Vice Marshal Ranjit Kumar Malhotra

Service No 6513 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 23 Jan 1941
Date Commissioned 26 May 1962 Course 81 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 1997
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 28 Mar 1985Air Cmde : 08 Feb 1989Actg AVM : 21 Mar 1994AVM : 21 Mar 1994
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrNo.115 Helicopter Unit CO
29 Sep 1977 - 10 Sep 1979Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram CFI
09 Apr 1984 - 15 Feb 1988Gp CaptFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram CO
15 Feb 1988 - 01 Jul 1990Air CmdeAFS HakimpetHakimpet AOC
- 01 Dec 1996AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Trg)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtRanjit Kumar Malhotra6513 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Ranjit Kumar Malhotra has been flying Aloutte III Helicopters in Ladakh since June 1964 and has flown about 400 hours in Ladakh and other areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Despite difficult and mountainous terrain he has always volunteered for difficult operational missions and set a fine example to his colleagues.

In May and June, 1965, in adverse weather conditions, he undertook twelve sorties to Kargil for the purpose of evacuating army casualties. Again on 14th August, 1965, he undertook two sorties to evacuate army battle casualties from Naugam in Srinagar valley. During these sorties, he had to land at a place which was encircled by Pakistani infiltrators. They fired at him after he had landed; but with cool courage and presence of mind, he successfully evacuated the casualties from the encircled area. The courage and devotion displayed by him were in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th February 1966 - No.14-Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeRanjit Kumar Malhotra6513 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
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