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Air Commodore Subhash Krishnarao Parelkar

Service No & Branch 7145 F(N) (Orig: GD(N))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 09 Mar 1963 Course: 23 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 29 Feb 1996 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 09 Mar 1964Flt Lt : 09 Mar 1968Gp Capt : 17 Feb 1986Acting Air Cmde : 03 Dec 1990
Air Cmde : 03 Dec 1990
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

16 Feb 1970 - Flt LtAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Squadron Navigator
04 Jan 1988 - 30 Nov 1990Gp Capt2 Air Force Selection BoardMysore President
15 Mar 1993 - 29 Feb 1996Air Cmde4 Air Force Selection BoardVaranasi President
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrSubhash Krishnarao Parelkar7145 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Wing Commander Subhash Krishnarao Parelkar (7145) was commissioned in the Flying (Navigator) Branch of the Indian Air Force in March 1963. He served with dis tinction in Transport squadrons and qualified as a Navigator instructor. Subsequently, he served in the Air Headquarters Communica tion Squadron where only aircrew of proven merits are posted. He has to his credit 4,645 hours and his flying proficiency has been graded as exceptional on two different occasions.

Since March 1991, Wg Cdr Parelkar has served as Deputy Director VIP Operations at Air Headquarters, throughout rendering exceptional service. In the wake of Lok Sabha elections, a challenging task was entrusted to him of planning and execution of tightly scheduled movements of fixed wing aircraft and helicopter for the tours of the Prime Minister covering as many as 190 helipads besides visits to several recognized airfields. The officer was responsible for coordinating these VVIP movements with Air Force Commands and was a single point contact for all civil agencies including the Ministry of Defence, Intelligence Bureau, State Governments and several others. Unmindful of his personal comfort, with a high sense of responsibility the officer had throughout put in work for almost 18 hours a day to organize those flights and monitored their progress for proper execution. He ensured compliance with all the flight safety considerations so vital in the execution of VVIP flights. It is largely a measure of his personal tact, organizing ability, purposeful intelligence and dedicated hard work that despite several last minute changes all VVIP and VIP flights were carried out smoothly thus winning the respect of several high government authorities. The efforts of the officer were highly appreciated by the Prime Minister himself.

Throughout, Wg Cdr Parelkar displayed exceptional sense of duty, efficiency and professional competence of an exceptional order. For his distinguished service of a high order, the President is pleased to award the Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Subhash Krishnarao Parelkar.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19860126
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