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Group Captain Arvindra Ramachandra Oak

Service No & Branch 14103 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 11 Jul 1975 Course: 114 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2004
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 27 Jul 1992Gp Capt : 12 Jan 1998
Training and Other Courses Attended
45 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197342 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 09 May 1987
Badges Qualified
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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 Jun 1987 - 07 May 1988Sqn LdrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Squadron Pilot
01 May 1995 - 01 May 1997Wg CdrNo.2 SquadronKalaikunda Commanding Officer
- Gp CaptJammu & KashmirUdhampur Air-I
03 Jul 1999 - 18 Mar 2002Gp CaptNational Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Director (Training)
01 Apr 2003 - 31 Aug 2004Gp CaptHindustan Aeronatics Limited (Nasik Division)Nasik Chief Test Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Yudh Seva Medal
Gp CaptArvindra Ramachandra Oak14103 F(P)Award Date 15 Aug 1999Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details :

Group Captain Arvind Ramchandra Oak (14103-G) Flying (Pilot) has been on the posted strength of HQ AOC J&K upto 04 Jul 99 and on attachment to, Air Force Station Srinagar thereafter upto 19 Jul 99.

On the assumption that combat elements of the IAF would be employed to evict the Pakistani intruders in Kargil area, Gp Capt Oak was ordered to Srinagar as the mission planner and coordinator on 22 May 99. He quickly established a viable system of detailed joint planning with his Army counterparts and drew up practical procedures for strike and air defence missions. His incisive and indepth briefings enabled participating aircrew to clearly understand mission profiles and objectives. Once the Air Force operations began on 26 May 99, he ensured an effective debrief methodology so that tactics could be refined or altered to meet emergent situations. The clarity of reports rendered by him enabled higher Headquarters in optimal resource exploitation and decision making.

Group Captain Oak worked with total devotion throughout his stay at Srinagar and his contribution towards the success of air operations has been extremely significant.

For distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Yudh Seva Medal' to Gp Capt AR Oak.

Unit : J&K
Reference : GoI19990815
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