|Service No & Branch||9734 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 16 Oct 1965||Course: 94 Course||Entry Mode : NDA|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Jan 2006 Superannuated||Flying Hours : 4512||Nick Name : Bhoji|
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|12 Jun 1961 - 30 May 1964||Flt Cdt||National Defence Academy||Khadakvasla||Cadet|
|03 Aug 1964 - 06 Dec 1964||Flt Cdt||PTE HT-2)||Allahabad||Flt Cdt|
|14 Dec 1964 - 06 Mar 1965||Flt Cdt||AFFC (Harvard-4D)||Jodhpur||Flt Cdt|
|20 Apr 1965 - 16 May 1965||Flt Cdt||AFTC (Gap Filler)||Jalahalli||Flt Cdt|
|17 May 1965 - 31 Oct 1965||Flt Cdt||Fighter Training Wing||Hakimpet||Flt Cdt|
|17 Oct 1965 - 23 Jan 1966||Plt Offr||No.24 Squadron||Kalaikunda||Squadron Pilot|
|24 Jan 1966 - 03 Jan 1969||Fg Offr||No.27 Squadron||Halwara||Flying|
|04 Jan 1969 - 14 Mar 1972||Flt Lt||No.1 Squadron||Adampur||Squadron Pilot|
|15 Mar 1972 - 08 Jul 1972||Flt Lt||No.30 Squadron||Kalaikunda||Squadron Pilot|
|09 Jul 1972 - 15 Dec 1972||Flt Lt||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Instructor Trainee|
|16 Dec 1972 - 08 Jul 1972||Flt Lt||Air Force Academy||Dundigal||Flying Instructor|
|09 Jul 1972 - 31 Jul 1975||Sqn Ldr||Fighter Training Wing||Hakimpet||QFI|
|01 Aug 1975 - 14 Sep 1977||Sqn Ldr||Iraq AF||Iraq||Flying Instructor|
|15 Sep 1977 - 04 Mar 1979||Sqn Ldr||No.45 Squadron||Bareilly/ Hasimara||Flight Commander|
|05 Mar 1979 - 01 Jan 1980||Sqn Ldr||Aircrew Examination Board||Hindon||Flying Examiner|
|02 Jan 1980 - 15 Dec 1980||Wg Cdr||RAF Staff College||Bracknell||Trainee|
|16 Dec 1980 - 16 Jan 1983||Wg Cdr||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||AD (Ops-1)|
|13 Jan 1983 - 03 Mar 1983||Wg Cdr||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Chief Instructor|
|04 Mar 1985 - 01 Dec 1985||Wg Cdr||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||Directing Staff|
|02 Dec 1985 - 15 Dec 1986||Wg Cdr||No.28 Squadron||Tezpur||Commanding Officer|
|15 Dec 1986 - 25 Jul 1987||Wg Cdr||No.30 Squadron||Tezpur||Commanding Officer|
|25 Jul 1987 - 15 Sep 1988||Gp Capt||College of Air Warfare||Secunderabad||Directing Staff|
|16 Sep 1988 - 10 Mar 1991||Gp Capt||7 Wing||Ambala||Chief Operations Officer|
|11 Mar 1991 - 23 Oct 1993||Gp Capt||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||DDPO-1|
|24 Oct 1994 - 04 Feb 1995||Gp Capt||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||JD (Tact Ops)|
|06 Feb 1995 - 11 Jan 1997||Air Cmde||40 Wing||Maharajpur (Gwalior)||Air Officer Commanding|
|08 Jan 1997 - 15 Dec 1997||Air Cmde||Aust Coll of Strat Studie||Canberra||Participant|
|16 Dec 1997 - 30 Jun 1999||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director, Offensive Operations|
|01 Jul 1999 - 31 Jul 2000||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director (Air Staff Inspection)|
|01 Aug 2000 - 05 Jun 2002||AVM||Air Force Academy||Dundigal||Commandant|
|-||No.28 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
|06 Jun 2002 - 11 Jul 2004||Air Marshal||Western Air Command||Delhi||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|12 Jul 2004 - 31 Jan 2006||Air Marshal||Training Command||Bangalore||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
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|Mention in Despatches|
|Flt Lt||Subhash Bhojwani||9734 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 23 Jun 1972|
|Details :||Citation / Details Not Available|
|Unit : 1 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972|
|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Gp Capt||Subhash Bhojwani||9734 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1993||Announced 26 Jan 1993|
|Details :|| |
Gp Capt Bhojwani, commissioned in IAF on 16 Oct 65, has held various responsible appointments including Chief Instructor at FIS, CO of two front line fighter squadrons, DS at College of Air Warfare and at DSSC and Chief Operations Officer.
The officer had the distinction of commanding two front line fighter squadrons, both operating MiG-21 aircraft in the operational training role in the Eastern Sector. He ensured a high standard of training and discipline and the squadrons displayed a perfect Flight Safety record. It was due to Gp Capt Bhojwani's leadership that, in Jan 87, when a sudden need arose, the squadron shifted smoothly to the operational role and deployed to a non-flying FBSU in the Western Sector and was declared battle-ready in a matter of 24 hours.
In Sep 88, Gp Capt Bhojwani was posted as COO at a premier IAF base. Displaying a rare combination of academic and practical insight, he helped further streamline the operational potential of the station, with particular emphasis on the integration of the two new SAGW systems introduced into service at that time. He carried out a fresh threat assessment for the Extended BADZ which led to the redeployment of MOFs. Subsequent exercises proved the efficacy of the new deployment.
A significant contribution of Gp Capt Bhojwani has been in updating the existing personnel policies, and making them more comprehensive. The complete overhaul of the policy on operational augmentation of manpower in the event of hostilities, introduction of computerised leave returns for all officers of the service, so as to ensure prompt auditing and payment of retirement benefits and carrying out in-depth studies in the area of manpower planning and their training are examples of this officer's initiative and attention to details.
For distinguished service of a very high order and devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Gp Capt S Bhojwani.
|Unit : AHQ|
|Reference : GoI19930126|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Subhash Bhojwani||9734 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1997||Announced 26 Jan 1997|
|Details :|| |
Air Commodore S Bhojwani, VSM was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot on 16 Oct 65. He has held the appointment of Air Force Examiner and has done instructional assignments at Defence Services Staff College and College of Air Warfare. He commanded two MiGĂ‚Â21 Squadrons and served as Chief Operations Officer at a front line Jaguar base. He has also held staff appointments at Directorate of Operations (Offensive) and Personnel (Officers) at Air HQ. He was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal in 1993. He is an A-1 Qualified Flying Instructor, a Fighter Combat Leader and a graduate of RAF Staff College, UK.
Air Cmde S Bhojwani was appointed as Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Gwalior on 06 Feb 95. Soon thereafter the station was given responsibility for conduct of major Air Force exercises in this sector. He met the exacting demands of induction of a large number of fighter detachments, Missile elements and radar units from other Commands. He worked tirelessly at activating the Singpur Air to Ground firing Range, using only local resources. This range is now an invaluable asset and is being used regularly. He conceived the automation of observation post reports and range firing accuracy with the help of computers and has inculcated wide spread awareness of intelligent use of computers.
All tasks were achieved without compromising on the routine administration of the station, while providing better living and working conditions for the personnel of the station. The serviceability of aircraft and flying effort have both gone up significantly during his tenure.
Air Commodore Subhash Bhojwani has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19970126|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Subhash Bhojwani||9734 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2005||Announced 26 Jan 2005|
|Details :|| |
Air Marshal Subhash Bhojwani AVSM VSM (9734) F(P) was commissioned in the IAF as a Fighter Pilot on 16 October 1965. He has flown over 4500 hours on single engined aircraft, which include 31 combat mission in December 1971 in the Western Sector, for which he earned 'Mention-in-Dispatches'. He is a Fighter Combat Leader and one of only two IAF pilots holding QFI cat A-1. For his distinguished services, he was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal in 1993 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 1997. A graduate of RAF Staff College and Australian College of Defence and Strategic Studies, Air Marshal Bhojwani has held prestigious field, staff and instructional appointments including CO of two fighter squadrons, Chief Operations Officer of flying station, instructional assignments at DSSC and College of Air Warfare, Air Officer Commanding of a premier fighter base, Director Ops Offensive and Air Staff Inspection, Commandant Air Force Academy and Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO) of Western Air Command, before being appointed as AOC-in-C Training Command since Jul 2004.
As Director Operations (Offensive), he systematised WWR management and measures to optimise availability of weapon and fuses (Project Checkmate). During Kargil operations, he was member of Core Group at Air HQ and was nominated as media spokesman for IAF in which capacity he brought into public focus the crucial role of air power in that conflict. During 2000-02, as commandant Air Force Academy, he restructured the training to optimise existing resources and improves training standards.
At the height of Op Parakram, Air Marshal Bhojwani was appointed SASO, WAC, where he was instrumental in bringing the entire operational assets of the Command to a very high state of readiness. During his two year tenure, he oversaw induction and operationalisation of new technology equipment such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Bison, Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR), Mi-35 upgrade and Integrated Command Air Tasking System (ICATS), as well as expansion of operational use of computer and data networks. The smooth conduct of several major exercises and flawless completion of Op Meghdoot tasks bear testimony to his conceptualisation and management skills. His standard of staff work and related activities has set a benchmark for others to follow.
As AOC-in-C Training Command Air Mshl Bhojwani involved himself in the restructuring of training of airmen and the establishment of the AF Engineering College.
Air Marshal Subhash Bhojwani AVSM VSM has throughout rendered distinguished service of most exceptional order.
|Unit : TC|
|Reference : GoI20050126|