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Air Commodore Dharam Vir Dhingra

Service No & Branch 7589 ADM
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 18 Jun 1963 Course:
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1994
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 14 Jul 1983Gp Capt : 01 Aug 1987Acting Air Cmde : 17 Aug 1993Air Cmde : 17 Aug 1993
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Gp Capt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Sep 1986 - Gp Capt3 WingPalam (Delhi) Chief Administration Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptDharam Vir Dhingra7589 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1988Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Group Captain Dharam Vir Dhingra was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in Nov 62. Since then the has held various important appointments with distinction and has acquitted himself in an exemplary manner. Since Sep 86, he has been serving as Chief Administrative officer at Air Force Station Palam.

This Station is responsible to provide administrative services to 21 Units and making arrangements for reception and departure of VVIPs including foreign dignitaries. With limited manpower resources available, he has handled multifarious administrative responsibilities in an exemplary manner to the satisfaction of all the units.

As C AD O, Gp Capt Dhingra is solely responsible for planning and implementation of various works services at this Station.

During the 'Alert' in the country in Jan 87 Gp Capt Dhingra set up 'Air Force Transit Camp' at this Station. Almost 2000 officers and airmen transited through this Station during this period. He had to work regularly, beyond the normal hours to achieve the tasks assigned to this Station during this period.

Besides, the officer has dedicated himself to improving the quality of life of the station personnel. Considerable improvement has been planned and brought about in SNCO and Airmen Messes. The living and working environment at this station has improved considerably. The sustained efforts being made by the officer have substantially contributed to raising the morale of the personnel.

For his qualitative performance, result oriented initiative, high professional competence, and excellent organizing capability, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Dharam Vir Dhingra.

Unit : 3 Wing
Reference : GoI19880126
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