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Air Commodore Yadvinder Singh Walia

Service No & Branch 11258 ADM
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 24 Dec 1967 Course: 40 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 2001
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Dec 1988Acting Gp Capt : 14 Feb 1992Gp Capt : 01 Jun 1993Air Cmde : 01 May 1998
Training and Other Courses Attended
19 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 31 Mar 1989
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
08 May 2000 - 30 Nov 2001Air CmdeAir Force Administrative CollegeCoimbatore Commandant
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrYadvinder Singh Walia11258 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1987Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Wing Commander Yadvinder Singh Walia was commissioned in the Administrative Branch in Dec 67. He has held a variety of appointments which include Station Adjutant, Station Security Officer at Flying Stations, Assistant Provost Marshal and Staff Officer.

As Assistant Provost Marshal, he ensured smooth and efficient movement of a large number of convoys. He also played a leading role in handling movement and flawless piloting of a number of foreign dignitaries and VVIPs. By excellent planning and limited resources, he reduced the number of outstanding cases of apprehensions and absence without leave. His tact, sense of involvement and mature judgment helped him establish cordial relations between the Air Force and the civil police and the local population.

At Adampur, he with his cordial relations with local civil population and the civil police, succeeded in unearthing a gang of thieves which had been operating from outside the AF Station for a very long time.

At Nagpur, again, he established a cordial working link between the Air Force and the civil authorities. He laid the net and succeeded in catching red-handed a civilian MTD who was involved in stealing petrol and diesel from service vehicles for a couple of years. He with his superior provost skill and contacts succeeded in apprehending six cases of desertion and AWOL of a serious nature.

In Mar 85, he was appointed Staff Officer to Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command in recognition of his professional competence.

For his extraordinary achievements, integrity, dedication and exceptional leadership qualities, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Yadvinder Singh Walia.

Unit : TC
Reference : GoI19870126
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