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Air Vice Marshal Puzhankara Ambalavattam Hari Mohan

Service No 9723 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth: 17 Feb 1945
Date Commissioned 16 Oct 1965 Course 94 Course
Service End Retired on 28 Feb 2003
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 12 Oct 1988Air Cmde : 27 Mar 1995AVM : 17 Apr 2000
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Sep 1987 - 22 Oct 1989Gp CaptNo.48 SquadronChandigarh Commanding Officer
02 Jan 1997 - 13 Apr 2000Air Cmde4 WingAgra Air Officer Commanding
- 12 Jan 2002AVMSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Senior Air Staff Officer
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrPuzhankara Ambalavattam Hari Mohan9723 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Wing Commander Puzhandara Ambalavattam Hari Mohan was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 16 Oct 65 and has been on the posted strength of a heavy transport squadron since Oct 84. He has distinguished himself with 5700 hours of accident-free flying on Packet, Chitra and Sutluj aircraft with an 'A' category on Chitra.

In Jan 83, Wg Cdr Hari Mohan was selected to undergo a conversion course on Sutluj aircraft in the USSR and formed the nucleus of Sutluj expertise in the IAF. He was subsequently posted to a transport squadron in the Eastern region, the first to be equipped with Sutluj aircraft. His laudable contribution and exceptional level of flying skill and competence earned him 'Check Pilot' status in Feb 85. Thereafter, he was asked to train other pilots of the unit both in basic and operational roles, especially in the new-profile Transport Support Role involving supply dropping/ landing at the Dropping Zones/Advanced Landing Grounds by the Sutluj in the Eastern Sector and formation of a new Standard Operating Procedure to cater for the characteristics of the newly inducted Sutluj. Though he had no previous experience in the area, which is notorious for its flying hazards. Wg Cdr Harimohan adopted himself very quickly and achieved the goals for him a very short time, through personal example, total dedication to duty, selfless and his ability to put in long hours of work by day and night over a sustained period. During his tenure, the squadron has achieved fully operational status in all roles.

For his exceptional flying capabilities, superb organizational skill and outstanding contribution to his squadron, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wing Commander Puzhandara Ambalavattam Harimohan.

Unit : 43 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1987 - No.37-Pres/87 dated 26th January 1987
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdePuzhankara Ambalavattam Hari Mohan9723 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Puzhankara Ambalavattam Hari Mohan, VM (9723) F (P) was commissioned as a pilot in the flying branch on 16 Oct 1965. he has held prestigious field and staff appointments. He was awarded Vayu Sena Medal for his devotion to duty while commanding an AN-32 Sqn. Being professional to the core and widely experienced, this officer has made valuable contributions in improving professional standards of transport pilots in the IAF. During his squadron commander's tenure, a discernable improvement in the categorization state of pilots was achieved at this station.

His tireless efforts in improving the operational status of all the flying units in his station has ensured high state of availability of aircrew and aircraft at all times. This resulted in the achievement of all major tasks including successful conduct of field exercises. Two seminars on transport operations were organized at Air Force Station, Agra and the benefits derived by the participants were highly appreciated.

Air Force Station Agra had for a long time been seriously affected by shortage of water and electricity. Air Cmde Hari Mohan, with his personal involvement, determination and relentless interaction with civil authorities, managed to improve the situation beyond expectations. Various welfare measures initiated and services provided have contributed immensely in improving the quality of life of all personnel at Air Force Station Agra.

Air Vice Marshal Puzhankara Ambalavattam Hari Mohan, VM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20000126