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Air Commodore Mohit Kumar

Service No & Branch 14674 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Dec 1976 Course: 117 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 2007
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 01 Sep 2000Air Cmde : 01 Nov 2006
Training and Other Courses Attended
48 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1975
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

21 Apr 1997 - 02 May 1999Wg CdrNo.7 SquadronGwalior Commanding Officer
21 Jun 1999 - 29 Apr 2000Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
30 Apr 2000 - 28 Apr 2001Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
05 Feb 2001 - 08 Dec 2002Gp Capt27 WingBhuj Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptMohit Kumar14674 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2002Announced 26 Jan 2002
Details :

Group Captain Mohit Kumar VM (14674) F (P) was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF on 29 Dec 76. Since then, he has flown a variety of fighter aircraft, including the MiG-21 M and the Mirage- 2000. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor, Pilot Attack Instructor and a graduate of the Royal Air Force Staff College at Bracknel (UK). He has held many important appointments, has commanded a Mirage 2000 squadron, and is presently Station Commander of Air Force Station Bhuj. He was awarded Vayu Sena Medal for exemplary performance during his command of No 7 Sqn Air Force prior to operation Safed Sagar.

During the devastating earthquake that rocked Gujarat and Kutch region on 26 January 2001, Air Force Station itself was badly affected, with heavy loss to life and property. Taking over command barely one week after the earthquake, Gp Capt Mohit Kumar displayed immense courage, deter mination and initiative by spearheading the rehabilitation of Air Force Station Bhuj and surrounding areas of Kutch. As the Station Commander, Gp Capt Mohit Kumar relentlessly pursued all rescue and relief activities on a war footing, and ensured that the airbase was quickly made continuously available and capable of receiving aircraft with relief supplies, and for sending out casualties to other bases. These activities were effectively coordinated with the civil agencies, and with the Army. This helped in synergising the relief and rescue operations, which drew praise from all quarters and displayed a high degree of inter-service jointness. Due to his untiring efforts, planning and positive attitude in the face of such a devastating natural calamity, the effects were made fairly manageable. The attitude of service before self followed by Air Force Station Bhuj under these adverse circumstances was the result of his leadership and brought accolades to the Indian Air Force.

For a high degree of professionalism, positive attitude, empathy and distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Mohit Kumar VM.

Unit : 27 Wing
Reference : GoI20020126
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