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Group Captain Arokiasami Balamohan

Service No 8533 Branch ADM
Date of Birth: 14 Nov 1942
Date Commissioned 27 Jun 1964 Course 30 GDOC Course
Service End Retired on 13 Mar 1993
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1990
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrArokiasami Balamohan8533 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1989Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details :

Wing Commander Arokiasami Balamohan (8533) Administrative/Air Traffic Controller has been on the posted strength of a Ground Control Approach Squadron since Apr 85.

As an Air Traffic Inspector of Directorate of Air Staff Inspection, and Air Force examiner between May 1980 and May 1984, he was responsible for setting new objective standards for testing and inspection, and in establishing procedures and practices which were instrumental in enhancing the operational efficiency of IAF bases. Through months of tireless hard work beyond the normal call of duty he single handedly completed the new Manual of Air Traffic Services.

As Commanding Officer of the unit he provided his immense organizational capabilities and dedication, in getting the radar system operational in a record time of 15 days after he moved the Squadron to a new Wing location. Subsequently, under severe constraints of shortage of spares and makes shift working conditions, he has been able to organize and motivate the personnel under him to achieve almost 100 percent availability of radar for flying.

For his outstanding achievements, professional competence of a very high order, leadership and exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Arokiasami Balamohan.

Unit : 40 Wing
Reference : GoI19890126