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Air Commodore Homi Faramroz Buhariwala

Service No & Branch 9574 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 26 Jul 1965 Course: 32 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1997
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 06 Jun 1986Gp Capt : 08 May 1989Air Cmde : 16 Oct 1995
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrHomi Faramroz Buhariwala9574 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1988Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Wing Commander Homi Faramoroz Buhariwala was commissioned in July 1965. He was on the posted strength of a Wing from 25 Mar 85 to 24 Nov 86. When he was posted the infrastructure for electronic equipment repair of Jaguar aircraft was not at all established. With the equipment of fighter squadron with Darin-fit Jaguar aircraft, it became mandatory to set up these facilities on priority. Wing Commander Buhariwala with his electronic background and experience, set up the facilities of Darin equipment repair in an expropriated building. He had not only to put in long hours of hard work but excelled himself professionally also in setting up these facilities at this base which where not available anywhere in the Air Force.

Another challenge cheerfully accepted by him was in the beginning of 1987 when the new building for Electronic Engineering Complex was handed over. Here again this officer managed to move all the expensive test equipment from the old building to the new building in a record time of three weeks. The EEC set up at this base is one of the most modern in the IAF. This complex has been highly appreciated by everyone including the AOC-in-C Headquarters Central Air Command.

In another sphere of Aircraft Quality Control also this Officer worked hard with his team. He carried out detailed studies of specific areas of maintenance and produced excelled material for implementation. These studies include original ideas on maintenance activities conduction to safe flying.

For his dedication to duty professional approach, dependability and distinguished service, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Homi Faramroz Buhariwala.

Unit : 17 Wing
Reference : GoI19880126
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