Param Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List


A total of 266 Awards are listed.
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Harjinder Singh 1963 ENGUnit : MC  Award Date 26 Jan 62 Announced 26 Jan 62
Details : AOC-in-C MC
Reference: Gazette of India , 3rd February 1962 - No.15 - Pres/62 dated 26th January 1962 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Kanwar Jaswant Singh 1587 GD(P)Unit : EAC  Award Date 26 Jan 63 Announced 26 Jan 63
Details : AOC-in-C EAC
Reference: Gazette of India , 16th February 1963 - No. 22-Pres/63., dated 26th January, 1963 

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AVM Minoo Merwan Engineer 1614 GD(P)Unit : EAC  Award Date 26 Jan 64 Announced 26 Jan 64
Details : AOC-in-C EAC
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st February 1964 - No.13 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964. 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Erlic Wilmont Pinto 1593 GD(P)Unit : WAC  Award Date 26 Jan 64 Announced 26 Jan 64
Details : AOC-in-C WAC
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st February 1964 - No.13 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964. 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt George Kanisthakumar John 2132 GD(P)Unit : AFS Halwara  Award Date 10 Nov 65 Announced 10 Nov 65
Details : Stn Cdr Halwara
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.123 - Pres/65 dated 10th November 1965 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Walter Vernon Alexander Lloyd 2623 GD(P)Unit : AFS Adampur  Award Date 10 Nov 65 Announced 10 Nov 65
Details : Stn Cdr Adampur
Reference: Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.123 - Pres/65 dated 10th November 1965 

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Air Cmde Krishna Mahesh Agerwala 1648 GD(N)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 66 Announced 26 Jan 66
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Reference: Gazette of India , 19th February 1966 - No.18 - Pres/66 dated 26th January 1966. 

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AVM Yeshwant Vinayak Malse 1616 GD(P)Unit : EAC  Award Date 26 Jan 67 Announced 26 Jan 67
Details : AOC-in-C EAC
Reference: Gazette of India : No.28 - Pres/67 dated 26th January 1967 

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AVM Kaniantra Alexander Joseph 2960 SIGUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 67 Announced 26 Jan 67
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Reference: Gazette of India : No.28 - Pres/67 dated 26th January 1967 

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Air Cmde Gurbachan Singh 1779 EQPTUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 67 Announced 26 Jan 67
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Reference: Gazette of India : No.28 - Pres/67 dated 26th January 1967 

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AVM Shivdev Singh 1595 F(P)Unit : WAC  Award Date 26 Jan 68 Announced 26 Jan 68
Details : AOC-in-C WAC
Reference: Gazette of India : No.20 - Pres/68 dated 26th January 1968 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Om Prakash Mehra 1639 F(P)Unit : MC  Award Date 26 Jan 68 Announced 26 Jan 68
Details : AOC-in-C MC
Reference: Gazette of India : No.20 - Pres/68 dated 26th January 1968 

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AVM Harish Chandra Dewan 1598 F(P)Unit : MC  Award Date 26 Jan 69 Announced 26 Jan 69
Details : AOC-in-C MC
Reference: Gazette of India : No.11 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969 

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AVM Teja Singh Virk 1621 F(N)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 69 Announced 26 Jan 69
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Reference: Gazette of India : No.11 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969 

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AVM Ajit Nath 1666 MEDUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 70 Announced 26 Jan 70
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Reference: Gazette of India : No.9 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970 

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AVM Idris Hasan Latif 1804 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 71 Announced 26 Jan 71
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Reference: Gazette of India : No.26 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971 

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AVM Madhukar Mallanah Shrinagesh 1665 MEDUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 71 Announced 26 Jan 71
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Reference: Gazette of India : No.26 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971 

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AVM Lal Singh Grewal 2337 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 71 Announced 26 Jan 71
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Reference: Gazette of India : No.26 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971 

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Air Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee 1620 F(P)Unit : Air HQ  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details : AIR MARSHAL HIRENDRA NATH CHATTERJEE, DFC, (1620) F(P) [DyCAS Air HQ] Since March 1971 Air Marshal Hirendra Nath Chatterjee was responsible for the operational training and readiness of the Air Force as a whole. He played a leading part in planning and co-ordinating the activities of the three Operational Commands during the recent war with Pakistan. Throughout his career, Air Marshal Chatterjee brought to his duties a sound knowledge of military aviation in all its aspects, and the ability to tackle the most difficult tasks in a quiet and methodical manner. Through the many important posts that he held, he did much for the development and strengthening of the Indian Air Force, leading up to its success in the recent Indo-Pak conflict. He rendered service of the most exceptional order.
Reference: Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972 

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AVM Maurice Barker 1691 F(P)Unit : CAC  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details : AIR VICE MARSHAL MAURICE BARKER (1691) F (P) : During the recent Indo-Pakistan war, Air Vice Marshal Barker's Command [Central Air Command] was responsible for all bomber, transport and maritime operations. Despite having been in the Command for a relatively short period of time. Air Vice Marshal Barker was able to organise his forces and control them most effectively. Under his guidance) the bomber force kept up a continuous series of attacks by night on strategic targets deep in enemy territory, both in East and West Pakistan. Later, with the neutralisation of the Pakistan Air Force in the East) his bombers played an important role in supporting our land forces by day in that area. The bombers were also used to very good effect against targets in support of the Army along the Western border. On the transport side, Air Vice Marshal Barker collaborated with Eastern Air Command to enable the latter to launch a very successful airborne operation in East Pakistan. The speed and efficiency with which the operation was mounted, and the good results achieved by it, testify to the high quality of planning and staff work that was put into it by Air Vice Marshal Barker and his staff. Likewise, valuable air support was given by the units under his control to the Navy in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. In. undertaking the numerous and vital tasks of his Command, Air Vice Marshal Barker displayed a ready understanding of operational plans and problems, and organising ability and determination in dealing with them. His tact and personal leadership contributed much to the success of his Command's operations. He rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
Reference: Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972 

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AVM Satya Pal Sahi 1601 ADMUnit : Air HQ  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details : AIR VICE MARSHAL SATYA PAL SHAHI, (1601) ADM : Prior to, and during the December, 1971 conflict with Pakistan, Air Vice Marshal Satya Pal Shahi had to bear very heavy administrative responsibilities, which he had discharged most successfully. Operational plans required the setting up of additional facilities at a number of forward airfields, and there was a requirement for large increases in manpower at all operational stations. His judicious allocation of the additional manpower, made available to his Command, ensured that all operational units had the personnel they needed to fulfil their tasks. He also took steps to ensure that the organisational set up by Air Headquarters for emergency repairs of airfields would function smoothly at all the Wings within the Command. In the event, his efforts enabled airfields damaged by enemy action during night raids to be made fit for use by surprise the following morning. The close liaison he esta- blished with State Governments to ensure unbroken power supply to operational bases, and augmentation as security arrangements proved most effective. During the hostilities, he personally visited every forward airfield and outlying unit to ensure the smooth running of the administrative machinery parallel with the conduct of operations. This effort on his part had a significant effect on the morale of personnel and their families. In sum, the administrative arrangements for which he worked so hard and efficiently had a direct contributory effect on the success of air operations. With his high professional competence, dedication to duty, zeal and enthusiasm, Air Vice Marshal Shahi rendered distinguished service of a most exceptional order.
Reference: Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Charan Das Guru Devasher 1867 F(P)Unit : EAC  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details : AIR VICE MARSHAL CHARANDAS GURUDAS DEVASHER, (1867) F (P) : Air Vice Marshal Devasher took over his appointment [SASO, EAC HQ] at a time when the Command itself was undergoing a process of reorganisation and the relations with Pakistan were becoming strained. He was responsible for reformulating the Command's war plans, making them bold in concept, yet simple to execute. These plans were put into action on the morning of 4th, December 1971 when our Armed Force went into action to liberate Bangia Desh. So effective were the plans that, within a few hours, the Indian Air Force had achieved total supremacy in the skies of Bangia Desh. During the period of the war in Bangia Desh) from 4th to 16th December, 1971, he controlled and co-ordinated all air activity in that sector, including para, transport and helicopter operations. The success of these opera- tions owed much to his aggressive spirit, knowledge of the use of air .power and ability to change tactics to suit the situation. On the night of 11th December, 1971, on receipt of an intercepted enemy message, he concluded that the Pakistanis had been able to build an emergency air strip in the neighbourhood of Dacca, and would attempt to land transport aircraft on it. Accordingly, he ordered night patrols by fighter aircraft over Dacca. As deduced by him, an emergency air strip was spotted at Narsingdi and put out of action, thus preventing the clandestine entry and exit of war material and personnel from Bangia Desh by air. Through- out his career in the Air Force, and especially during the recent war with Pakistan, Air Vice Marshal Devasher rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
Reference: Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Deviah Subia 1866 F(P)Unit : WAC  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details : AIR VICE MARSHAL DEVIAH SUBIA, Vr. C: Air Vice Marshal Subia took over his appointment [SASO, WAC HQ] only a few months prior to the outbreak of hostilities. He made a thorough study of the requirements of air operations in the Western Sector, paying full attention to the minutest detail of each aspect of air operations. He personally studied and analysed all operational procedure and ensured that there was no ambiguity in these instructions and that they were fully understood by all concerned. He worked for long hours to ensure that Squadrons/ Units were deployed as planned with maximum economy of effort and minimum inconvenience to the personnel involved. He planned the moves in such a manner that at all stages the Squadrons retained their full operational capability to counter- act any pre-emptive strike by the enemy. He displayed remarkable organising ability in establishing within a very short period, a chain of observation posts around our forward airfields for reporting low flying aircraft. Throughout the period of hostilities, he carefully co-ordinated all aspects of operations, especially the strike missions at night. These operations involved strike forces from another Command. It was primarily due to his careful planning and foresight that all missions were successfully completed without any mishaps. His cheerful disposition and self- confidence were inspiration to his staff at the Headquarters and to Commanders in the field. Through out his career, in peace and in war, Air Vice Marshal Subia rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
Reference: Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Randhir Singh 2135 F(P)Unit : AFS Adampur  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details : AIR COMMODORE RANDHIR SINGH, AVSM, VR C. (2135) F (P): During the recent Indo-Pak hostilities Air Commodore Randhir Singh was in command of a forward base [Adampur] in the Western Sector. He planned the defence of his base so meticulously that the enemy's Air Force was unable to attack it in any manner. As the operations progressed, he, not only frustrated the enemy's evil designs by capturing some of the agents, but was able to organise the support- ing services on the base so well that all through the operations the squadrons could provide the desired number of close support and offensive sorties with utmost effectiveness inspite of the stiff enemy opposition. His untiring zeal and outstanding leadership was an example to all personnel during the difficult days of the conflict. His overall contribution towards the air operations in the Western Sector was most commendable. He rendered distinguished services of the most exceptional order.
Reference: Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde John Francis Lazaro 2944 F(P)Unit : WAC  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details : AIR COMMODORE JOHN FRANCIS LAZARO, VM (2944) F (P) :[AOC Adv HQ, WAC] In December 1971, at the time of-the Indo-Pak conflict, Air Commodore Lazaro was primarily responsible for joint planning and execution of army-air operations in the Western Sector. Under his able leadership, air operations in aid of the army achieved a new dimension. Close air support was given most effectively and the enemy's lines of communications were perpetually disrupted, isolating his forward troops. Enemy ammunition and fuel dumps were also blown up successfully, and many of his Headquarters locations destroyed. All this was done with speed and determination, despite intense enemy opposition. The officer displayed superior leadership and carried out planning of the most exceptional order.
Reference: Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Malcolm Shirley Dundas Wollen 3641 F(P)Unit : AFS Gauhati  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details : GROUP CAPTAIN MALCOLM SHIRLEY DUNDAS WOLLEN, VM (3641) F(P) : Group Captain Wollen, was the Commanding Officer of a major Air Force base [Gauhati] in Assam. On the outbreak of hostilities with Pakistan in Dec. 1971, he was placed in operational control of two MiG-21 Squadrons at a forward airfield. The task of these Squadrons was to neutralise the Pakistani Air Force in Bangia Desh and to give close support to the Army in that area. From time to time, certain special tasks were also ordered. The sum of all these tasks was very large in relation to the forces under his control. It was a measure of his organisational ability and leadership that every one of the objectives was fulfilled. The special tasks given to him included such missions as the destruction of certain selected buildings occupied by the West Pakistani forces and their Governor in Dacca city, the elimination of radio transmitting stations and the day and night bombing of certain air-fields in enemy hands. Group Captain Wollen planned, organised and conducted these operations personally, and himself gave the briefings on the tactics which the aircraft were to adopt. There was never any occasion, by day or by night, when there was any hesitation in immediately getting down to the execution of tasks given to him. The success of these operations contributed directly to the neutralisation of Pakistani air strength in Bangla Desh) support of our own surface forces, and the eventual surrender of the Pakistani forces in that Sector. With his brilliant leadership, organisational ability, ini- tiative and zeal, and the devotion to duty manifest in his outstanding career, Group Captain Wollen rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
Reference: Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Peter Maynard Wilson 3590 F(P)Unit : AFS Jamnagar  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details : GROUP CAPTAIN PETER MAYNARD WILSON, Vr. C. (3590) F (P) : Group Captain Wilson was in Command of an Armament Training Wing [Jamnagar]. He organised the station so that, on the outbreak of the 1971 hostilities, the Wing was immediately transferred into a major operational base. The location of this base was such that its aircraft could strike deep into enemy country. For this reason, the Pakistani Air Force was quick to mount raids against the base. Due to the deception plans laid by Group Captain Wilson, the enemy bombed non-existent targets, and caused hardly any damage to the base itself, which remained fully operational throughout the war. His air defence measures resulted in the shooting down of an F-104 aircraft during a daylight raid that the enemy made on the base. With the support provided by the base, fighter aircraft stationed there were able to launch strikes against targets deep in enemy territory, inflicting severe damage and depleting his ability to wage war against India. These raids were conceived and planned by Group Captain Wilson, with such success that, despite the presence of enemy fighter and anti-aircraft defence, they were carried out without loses to our own forces. Inspite of the exposed location of the base, throughout the war, Group Captain Wilson maintained a calm and collected demeanour, which percolated throughout the Station, inspiring aircrew and ground personnel alike to great efforts and achievements. In his outstanding career, with his leadership, drive, determination and implacable will. Group Captain. Wilson rendered distinguished services of the most exceptional order.
Reference: Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Chandra Kant Vishwanath Gole 3652 F(P)Unit : AFS Halwara  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details : GROUP CAPTAIN CHANDRA KANT VISWANATH GOLE, AVSM, (3652) F (P): In the conflict with Pakistan, Group Captain Gole was the Station Commander of a forward base [Halwara]. With complete disregard to personal safety and with unflagging zeal, he successfully directed the air defence operations in the Punjab Sector. His base was subjected to repeated enemy air raids. On one occasion, he narrowly escaped death when a time bomb exploded very close to him, killing two. Unmindful of the incident, and even though he suffered a temporary deafness, as a result of this, he exhibited great leadership and zeal, which enabled him to meet fully the entire needs of the operational squadrons based at his station. In the discharge of his functions as a Commander, he inspired his men by his outstanding courage, selfless devotion to duty and quaJities-of fine leadership. The high morale, with which he imbued the aircrew and the ground personnel of his station, was a major contribution to the success of air operations. As a leader of men and an administrator and organiser of high ability, Group Captain Gole rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
Reference: Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Dadi Ardeshir Mehta 1625 F(N)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
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Gp Capt Bandi Sreeramulu Krishnarao 1727 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
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AVM Amolak Singh Rikhy 2024 AELUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
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Air Cmde Chandrashekhar Rao Kurpad 2414 AELUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
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Air Cmde Mondan Bhaskaran 2761 AEMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
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Gp Capt Prabhu Datt Chopra 3497 AELUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 73 Announced 26 Jan 73
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Air Marshal Krishnamachari Narsimhan 2278 SIGUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 74 Announced 26 Jan 74
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AVM Edul Jehangir Dhatigara 1899 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 74 Announced 26 Jan 74
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Air Marshal Hrushikesh Moolgavkar 1644 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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AVM Rajinder Nath Bakshi 2194 ADMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 76 Announced 26 Jan 76
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AVM Jaspal Singh 2451 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 76 Announced 26 Jan 76
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AVM Jemji Hormusji Framji Maneckshaw 2690 MEDUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 76 Announced 26 Jan 76
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AVM Jafar Zaheer 3173 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 76 Announced 26 Jan 76
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Air Marshal Bawa Sampuran Singh Bedi 1795 AEMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 76 Announced 26 Jan 76
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Air Marshal Anand Ramdas Pandit 1707 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 77 Announced 26 Jan 77
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Air Marshal Gian Dev Sharma 1742 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 77 Announced 26 Jan 77
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Air Marshal Waman Raghunath Dani 1807 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 77 Announced 26 Jan 77
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Air Marshal Trilok Nath Ghadiok 2354 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 78 Announced 26 Jan 78
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AVM Achutha Viswanathan 3607 AEMUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 78 Announced 26 Jan 78
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AVM Devendra Nath Gupta 2703 MEDUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 78 Announced 26 Jan 78
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Air Marshal Dilbagh Singh 2998 F(P)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 79 Announced 26 Jan 79
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Air Marshal Idandas Werbona Sabhaney 2607 SIGUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 79 Announced 26 Jan 79
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