|Date of Birth:||16 Sep 1944|
|Date Commissioned||16 May 1965||Course||93 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 04 Apr 1998|
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|-||Gp Capt||41 Wing||Jaisalmer||Station Commander|
|18 Mar 1996 - 04 Feb 1998||Air Cmde||20 Wing||Bagdogra||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Narendra Minocha||9513 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1986|
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Wing Commander Narender Minocha commanded a fighter squadron from 30 Dec 82 to 11 Nov 84.
During the tenure of Wg Cdr N Minocha, the Squadron ran seventeen very productive detachments for flying commitments and coped with all maintenance problems associated with the second line servicing. He guided and encouraged relatively inexperienced officers of his unit to greater professionalism.
The Squadron won the overall Arjuna 83 Armament Trophy for the first time in its history after bagging both the straffing and bombing trophies. The officer personally flew about 300 hrs comprising of 600 sorties and coped very professionally with one incident of booster hydraulic failure at night.
The Squadron, under his guidance and directions flew an average of over 300 sorties per month inspite of operating frequently as a split squadron and in unusually restrictive and hostile local flying environment created by blue bull and small bird menace. Although there were many small bird-hit incidents in his unit due to the local environment, in each case, his aircrew showed a high degree of professionalism in coping with the occurrence and two aircrew were given green endorsement in their Flying Log Books.
It can be confidently stated that under the able Command of Wg Cdr N Minocha, the squadron achieved many Operational improvements and the unit continuously bettered its performance in all spheres and at the same time maintained espiritÃ‚ÂdeÃ‚Âcorps which was an example to the rest of the station.
For his exceptional qualities of leadership, management and for his tireless striving towards perfection of his Squadron, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wing Commander Narendra Minocha.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th April 1986 - No.36-Pres/86 dated 26th January 1986|