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Air Vice Marshal Gautam Parihar

Service No 6775 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 28 Jul 1941
Date Commissioned 10 Nov 1962 Course 82 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 1997
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Feb 1981Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985Acting Air Cmde : 23 Aug 1989Air Cmde : 01 Mar 1990
AVM : 24 Jul 1995
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

10 Mar 1986 - 03 Jan 1988Gp CaptNo.35 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
04 Feb 1991 - 23 Dec 1992Air Cmde11 WingTezpur Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtGautam Parihar6775 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 27 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtGautam Parihar6775 F(P)Award Date 15 Dec 1970Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Pratipaul Singh Parihar was detailed to fly on a practice interception mission on the night of the 15th December, 1970. During the flight, the main hydraulic system of his aircraft failed which resulted in severe limitations on his engine power. He carried out the difficult manoeuvre of a descending circuit pattern with skill. When he was on the final stage of approach, the runway lights went off due to power failure. In spite of these difficulties, he landed the aircraft safely.

Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972