|Service No & Branch||13570 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 19 Feb 1953||Commissioned: 09 Feb 1974||Course: 111 Course||Entry Mode : NDA|
|Service End:||Retired on 28 Feb 2011 Superannuated / Died on 20 Jan 2016|
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|28 Oct 1991 - 30 May 1993||Wg Cdr||No.20 Squadron||Kalaikunda||Commanding Officer|
|12 Jan 1998 - 31 Jan 2000||Gp Capt||41 Wing||Jaisalmer||Station Commander|
|01 Jul 2000 - 01 Jun 2003||Gp Capt||Embassy of India, Israel||Tel Aviv||Defence Attache|
|-||Air Cmde||3 Wing||Palam (Delhi)||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Nov 2004 -||Air Cmde||Central Air Command||Allahabad||Air-I|
|02 Jan 2006 - 22 Jan 2007||Air Cmde||40 Wing||Maharajpur (Gwalior)||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Feb 2007 - 22 Mar 2009||AVM||College of Air Warfare||Secunderabad||Commandant|
|23 Mar 2009 - 08 Aug 2010||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel Officers|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Keshav Gopal Bewoor||13570 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1994|
|Details :|| |
Wg Cdr KG Bewoor was commissioned on 09 Feb 74. He took over the command of a Hunter Squadron on Oct 91 at a critical juncture, when the previous Commanding Officer was seriously injured in an aircraft accident and hospitalized. The tasks at hand included revitalizing the squadron which was without its Commanding Officer for three months, preparation for a colour presentation by the President of India and the Hunter Operations Flying training which was behind schedule.
Wg Cdr Bewoor got down to the tasks at hand systematically worked to ensure that the training of 147 Pilots course finished on schedule. He set a very high standard for the colour presentation ceremony. By personal example and leadership, he motivated the officers and men in revitalizing the squadron and brought up the morale to the highest level.
During his command, the squadron was rated very high by the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection team. The squadron flew a total of 7230 sorties without any accident. The squadron was awarded the Best Fighter Squadron trophy in Eastern Air Command for the year 1992-93.
For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr KG Bewoor.
|Unit : 20 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th March 1994. - No.20-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1994|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Keshav Gopal Bewoor||13570 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2007||Announced 26 Jan 2007|
|Details :|| |
Air Commodore Keshav Gopal Bewoor VM (13570) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 22 December 1973 in the fighter stream of the flying branch of the IAF. In 33 years of distinguished service, he has held several important command and staff appointments namely the command of a Fighter Squadron, DS in DSSC, Examiner in the Air Crew Examining Board, the Defence AttachÃƒÂ© in Israel, Air-1 of an Operational Command, and Command of the three premier bases in the IAF including the present Mirage 2000 base at Gwalior. He was awarded the Vayu Seva Medal in January 1994.
An A2 flying instructor, the Air Officer has been a founder member of the first aerobatic team of the IAF Ã¢â‚¬Å“Thunderbolts" and was also amongst the first batch of pilots to have converted onto the Mirage 2000 aircraft. As Defence AttachÃƒÂ© in Israel the Air Officer played a pioneer role as he played a key role to enhance cooperation in the defence field between the two countries. During the firepower demonstration at Pokharan in 1998 and 1999 and the Kargil Operation in 1999, the Air officer then as Base Commander Jaisailmer had a major contribution in the success of these events/operations.
The Air officer has contributed significantly to the operational efficiency and preparedness of the Mirage-2000 fleet both as Air-1 and now as the Air Officer Commanding of the Mirage 2000 base. The shock effect exercises conceived and implemented during his tenure as Air-1 have been instrumental in determining the ops potential of the fighter Squadrons from time to time. His balanced and result oriented approach with personal involvement in every sphere of activities has been significant both in Ops planning at Command HQ as well as growth of the Air Force Base at Gwalior as a model base. Air Commodore Keshav Gopal Bewoor VM has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI20070126|