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Air Vice Marshal Dhanwant Singh Guram

Service No & Branch 10916 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 04 Jun 1967 Course: 97 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2003 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 20 Jul 1986Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991Air Cmde : 16 Sep 1996AVM : 06 Aug 2001
Training and Other Courses Attended
19 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Mar 1981
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

14 Apr 1984 - 27 Nov 1988Wg CdrNo.224 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
10 Jul 1989 - 22 Dec 1991Gp Capt45 WingSirsa Station Commander
24 Jan 1994 - 31 Aug 1996Gp Capt9 Tactical Air CenterAmbala Commanding Officer
02 Sep 1996 - 25 Jul 1998Air CmdeArmy Training CommandSimla Air Cmde, Joint Operations
30 Jul 1998 - 04 Jan 2001Air Cmde5 WingKalaikunda Air Officer Commanding
- 01 Oct 2003AVMAdvance HQ, Western Air CommandChandimandir Air Officer Commanding
- AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Fg OffrDhanwant Singh Guram10916 F(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptDhanwant Singh Guram10916 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1992Announced 26 Jan 1992
Details :

Group Captain Dhanwant Singh Guram was commissioned in the IAF in 1967 as a fighter pilot. On the 10th July, 1989 he took over command of one of the AF Wings. Since assumption of command, Gp. Capt Guram with his varied experience, high sense of professionalism and courageous attitude to flying, has applied himself wholeƂĀ­heartedly to honing the station to the highest achievable operational status. His drive, coupled with dynamic leadership and constant endeavour to enhance the operational preparedness of the station, was the single most important factor in the station being assessed average plus overall in the inspection carried out by the DASI in March 91. The station scored 71 % marks in all the three disciplines, i.e. operations, maintenance and administration. This is a rare distinction and a remarkable feat considering the meagre resources available at his command. His leadership and total involvement was specifically mentioned in the DASI report. A MiG-23 squadron under his dynamic command was adjudged the best fighter squadron in Western Air Command.

At AF Station Sirsa, one of the main problems was the bird menace; a cause of AVSM 1992-93 great concern to the Command HQs. Gp. Capt. Guram soon got to the root of the problem and today Sirsa enjoys an enviable record of having a very safe flying environment with the bird strike incidents/accidents taking a steep decline during his tenure. This is entirely due to his persistent efforts to fight this menace.

Group Captain Dhanwant Singh Guram has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19920126
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