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Air Commodore Parvez Hamilton Khokhar

Service No & Branch 11860 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 26 Sep 1947 Commissioned: 29 Dec 1968 Course: 101 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2003 Superannuated Died on 25 Nov 2014 (67 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 06 Apr 1992Air Cmde : 01 Sep 1997
Training and Other Courses Attended
32 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 19672 ETP (Flt Lt) - 37 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 21 Nov 1981
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Air Cmde
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1976 - 01 Jan 1977Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Feb 1985 - 01 Aug 1985Sqn LdrAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore Officer Commanding
01 Sep 1985 - 01 Dec 1985Wg CdrAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore Officer Commanding
29 Jun 1987 - 05 May 1990Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
- Gp CaptEmbassy of India, PakistanIslamabad Air Advisor
13 Aug 1990 - 08 Oct 1992Gp CaptMiG Operational Flying Training UnitTezpur Commanding Officer
20 Jan 1997 - 24 Aug 1997Gp Capt27 WingBhuj Station Commander
26 Aug 1997 - 27 Dec 1998Air CmdeAir Force AcademyDundigal Deputy Commandant
01 Jan 1999 - 01 Jan 2001Air CmdeAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrParvez Hamilton Khokhar11860 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1982
Details :

Squadron Leader Pravez Khokar underwent No. 2 Experimental Test Pilots Course at Aircraft and System Testing Establishment in 1997-78. From October, 1978 to January, 1981, he was employed on active testing duties in the Flight Test Squadron at Aircraft System Testing Establishment. Being an A-2 category qualified flying instructor with considerable experience he was detailed as the project Pilot for HPT32 Piston engine basic trainer aircraft under development at HAL (Bangalore Complex). He took extremely active part in prototype Testing of this aircraft including high risk tests such as stalling, spinning, engine air starts with the propeller stopped and aerobatics. He used his experience to great advantage to offer very constructive suggestions and remedial measures to the designers at HAL. He also worked extremely hard with rare dedication to monitor the progress on the two prototype aircraft under testing. This often entailed working well beyond the normal working hours and flying at all hours of the day. In addition to the onerous responsibility of being the project pilot on HPT-32 aircraft, he carried out a number of service trials on Marut, Ajeet, Iskra and MiG aircraft. He was always eager to undertake new testing assignments without any regard to personal comfort or safety. He has accumulated 2277 hours of accident-free flying on 18 different types of aircraft and holds the highest instrument rating of Master Green.

Squadron Leader Pravez Khokar has thus displayed professional competence, leadership capabilities and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

Unit : ASTE
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1983 - No.1-Pres/83 dated 26th January 1982
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