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Air Commodore Ashok Dharam Chhibbar

Service No & Branch 12118 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 30 Aug 1969 Course: 102 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2004 Superannuated Flying Hours : 4634 Nick Name : Chibs
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1989Gp Capt : 19 Apr 1993Air Cmde : 12 Jan 1998
Training and Other Courses Attended
33 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196763 APFIC (Flt Lt) - 01 Jun 197638 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 20 Nov 198241 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2001
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

21 Nov 1982 - 18 Dec 1983Sqn LdrAir Force AcademyDundigal Chief Flying Instructor
01 Jan 1984 - 01 Jan 1985Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
15 Apr 1985 - 19 Oct 1986Sqn LdrNo.2 SquadronKalaikunda Flight Commander
20 Oct 1986 - 18 Dec 1988Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
18 Dec 1988 - 19 Dec 1990Wg CdrNo.52 SquadronHasimara/Bagdogra Commanding Officer
20 Jan 1990 - 16 Dec 1990Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi Staff Officer to Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel
04 Nov 1991 - 31 Dec 1992Wg CdrWestern Air CommandDelhi Ops 1B
01 Jan 1993 - 31 May 1995Gp Capt35 WingSuratgarh Station Commander
01 Jun 1995 - 14 Jul 1997Gp CaptAFS BidarBidar Chief Instructor
15 Jul 1997 - 22 Apr 1999Air CmdeSouth Western Air CommandJohdpur/ Gandhinagar Air-I
31 May 1999 - 20 Dec 2000Air Cmde16 WingHashimara Air Officer Commanding
03 Dec 2001 - 19 Oct 2003Air CmdeAir Force AcademyDundigal Deputy Commandant
20 Oct 2003 - 31 Aug 2004Air CmdeArmy Training CommandSimla Air Commodore (Concepts)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeAshok Dharam Chhibbar12118 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2001Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

Air Commodore Ashok Dharam Chhibar (12118) F (P) was commissioned on 30 Aug 69 in the Flying Branch of the IAF. Throughout his distinguished service, he has held a variety of Staff and Command appointments. These include command of a fighter squadron, which was declared best in the IAF, and an operational air base. He served on the directing staff at College of Air Warfare and as Chief Instructor at the Air Force Academy. As Air-1 of South Western Air Command, credit goes to him for smooth conduct of the highlyacclaimed Fire Power demonstration at Pokhran range in 1998 & 1999. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and has flown over 4500 hours on various aircraft. He was commended by the Chief of the Air Staff in 1986 and by the Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief of Central and Training Commands.

Air Cmde Chhibar took over as Air Officer Commanding, of a fighter base in the Eastern sector. The Air Officer realized that sustained excellence could materialize only through a cultural reorientation of his manpower. He also realized that personal example and selfesteem would be an important catalyst in the change. Though a series of individual and collective interaction he infused as sense of belonging and cohesion among his personnel and instilled in them a sense of pride. Through meticulous planning he ensured that his support environment matched and complimented the ethos of excellence he set in his station. Combining his operational and managerial skills he was able to marshal all the resources at his command to improve the serviceability-state of the fighter fleet aircraft based at his station.

His sustained efforts resulted in high level of Op preparedness, noticeable environmental improvements and an overall enhancement in the quality of life in the station. The culture of excellence he created also reflected itself in the Young Officers' Course designed and conducted by his Station for the officers of EAC. The course was started at his imitative and has proved highly successful. He was also actively involved in the preparation and implementation of the Accident Prevention Programme in Eastern Air Command.

Air Commodore Ashok Dharam Chhibar has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI20010126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
26 Mar 1979MiG-21 FLC-762Flt Lt Ashok Dharam Chibbar
30 Sqn1 vs 1 Practice Comb

Additional Notes

Remarks: Blue Skies Podcast Note added: 2022-01-15
Blue Skies Podcast:S1Ep16: AD Chhibbar - The Making of Military Aviators

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