|Service No & Branch||14692 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 29 Dec 1976||Course: 117 Course||Entry Mode : NDA|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 May 2015|
|Qualifications Held :||Instructor Rating: A2|
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|01 Jan 1987 - 01 Jan 1989||Sqn Ldr||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Flying Instructor|
|22 Apr 1996 - 05 Aug 1997||Wg Cdr||No.111 Helicopter Unit||Commanding Officer|
|08 Jan 2003 - 29 Jun 2004||Gp Capt||6 Wing||Barrackpore||Station Commander|
|14 Apr 2005 - 14 Dec 2006||Gp Capt||Helicopter Training School||Hakimpet||Commanding Officer|
|29 Dec 2008 - 30 Sep 2009||Air Cmde||19 Wing||Borjhar (Guwahati)||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Oct 2009 - 16 May 2010||AVM||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||Senior Officer-in-charge Administration|
|28 May 2010 - 30 Nov 2011||AVM||Border Security Force||Delhi||Inspector General (Air)|
|10 Jul 2010 -||No.111 Helicopter Unit||Commodore Commandant|
|01 Dec 2011 - 31 Dec 2012||Air Marshal||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director General (Flight Inspection & Safety)|
|01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2013||Air Marshal||Training Command||Bangalore||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|01 Jan 2014 - 31 May 2015||Air Marshal||Southern Air Command||Trivandrum||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Arun Purushottam Garud||14692 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1997|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Arun Purushottam Garud was commissioned as a Helicopter Pilot on 29 Dec 76. An A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor, he has instructed at four flying training establishments including the prestigious Flying Instructors School. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and has 5200 hours of accident free flying to his credit.
Wg Cdr AP Garud was posted to Air Force Academy on 10 Aug 92. He was instrumental in planning and executing flying training of eleven courses including three women courses. Over 200 trainees graduated under his guidance and his Squadron flew over 10,000 accident free hours in this period. Wg Cdr Garud managed this outstanding feat by focusing his attention on critical areas of flying and conducting workshops personally, to educate each staff and student alike. He achieved each of his enormous time bound tasks always on schedule through effective supervision, dedication and example.
Wg Cdr Garud fabricated several training aids which had valuable impact on basic training. These included a video film on circuit and landing and computer graphics for scan patterns in Instrument Flying. All these training aids are used by over two hundred trainees and seventy Flying Instructors every year.
For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wg Cdr Arun Purushottam Garud.
|Unit : AFA|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 15th March 1997 - No.19-Pres/97 dated 26th January 1997|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Arun Purushottam Garud||14692 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2015||Announced 26 Jan 2015|
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