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Air Marshal Krishan Kumar Nohwar

Service No & Branch 13132 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 24 Jun 1972 Course: 108 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2012 Superannuated Flying Hours : 3400 Nick Name : Timmy
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 05 Jun 1995Air Cmde : 08 Oct 2001AVM : 27 Dec 2004
Air Marshal : 01 Jan 2008C-in-C : 01 Jan 2010
Training and Other Courses Attended
39 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1970
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde
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

01 Dec 1988 - Sqn LdrNo.26 SquadronPathankot Flight Commander
24 Jun 1991 - 01 Aug 1993Wg CdrNo.9 SquadronHindon Commanding Officer
03 Sep 1995 - Gp Capt33 WingJamnagar Chief Operations Officer
30 Jun 1998 - 22 Feb 2001Gp CaptTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentJamnagar Commandant
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Air Staff Inspection)
06 Aug 2001 - 09 Mar 2002Air CmdeCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Deputy Commandant
19 Mar 2002 - 26 Jan 2004Air Cmde16 WingHashimara Air Officer Commanding
01 Nov 2004 - 04 Jun 2005AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans
05 Dec 2007 - No.9 Squadron Commodore Commandant
02 Jan 2008 - 31 Dec 2009Air MarshalTraining CommandBangalore Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Jan 2010 - 31 Jul 2011Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
01 Aug 2011 - 31 May 2012Air MarshalPSO: Operations, Air HQDelhi Vice Chief of Air Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptKrishan Kumar Nohwar13132 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1998
Details :

Group Captain Krishan Kumar Nohwar (13132) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in IAF on 24 Jun 72. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor, Fighter Combat Leader and a graduate of Defence Services Staff College. He has been on staff of TACDE and has also done a tenure as Joint Director Air Staff Inspections. He has to his credit over 3000 hrs of accident free flying.

Group Captain Nohwar was posted to AF Station, Jamnagar as Chief Operations Officer wef 03 Sep 95. During his one year and nine months tenure, a total of 36346 sorties were carried out by the local units and 61 detachments of flying units which operated from this base. Planning, controlling and co-ordinating of such large amount of flying which varied from training flying by helicopters to advance fighter exercises carried out by TACDE was a Herculean task. With his professional acumen, intense personal involvement and boundless capacity for hard work, Gp Capt Nohwar ensured that this massive amount of flying activity was carried out in a safe environment maintaining high operational standards. He ensured that the Air Traffic Services and the other operational facilities were maintained at peak efficiency at all times.

On 04 Jan 96, a rescue operation by helicopters was launched by him to search and pick up crew sailing boat lost in high seas. Again on 19 Jun 96 a helicopter was launched in marginal weather to rescue 3 marooned seamen. Both these operations were meticulously planned and supervised by him which saved many lives.

During the Flight acceptance trials of Air Combat Manoeuvring Instrumentation equipment, a number of shortcomings in the system came to light due to his deep involvement. In some cases the designers of the system were thankful for identifying these shortcomings so that they could improve upon the system. As Chief Operations Officer he has not limited himself to operational aspects only but also fully involved himself in all activities and aspects of the station.

For his professional competence, excellent performance, exceptional devotion to duty and distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award "Vayu Sena Medal" to Group Captain KK Nohwar.

Unit : 33 Wing
Reference : Gazette of India dated 14th March 1998 - No.29-Pres/98 dated 26th January 1998
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalKrishan Kumar Nohwar13132 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
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