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Air Marshal Arun Purushottam Garud

Service No & Branch 14692 F(P) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Dec 1976 Course: 117 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2015 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 01 Dec 2000Air Cmde : 18 Dec 2006AVM : 01 Dec 2009
Air Marshal : 01 Dec 2011C-in-C : 01 Jan 2014
Training and Other Courses Attended
48 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 197548 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2008
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 Jan 1987 - 01 Jan 1989Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Mar 1987 - 01 Jun 1987Sqn LdrNo.114 Helicopter Unit Squadron Pilot
22 Apr 1996 - 05 Aug 1997Wg CdrNo.111 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
01 Jul 2001 - Wg CdrAdv HQ, SWACPune Ops Officer
08 Jan 2003 - 29 Jun 2004Gp Capt6 WingBarrackpore Station Commander
14 Apr 2005 - 14 Dec 2006Gp CaptHelicopter Training SchoolHakimpet Commanding Officer
29 Dec 2008 - 30 Sep 2009Air Cmde19 WingBorjhar (Guwahati) Air Officer Commanding
01 Oct 2009 - 16 May 2010AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
28 May 2010 - 30 Nov 2011AVMBorder Security ForceDelhi Inspector General (Air)
10 Jul 2010 - No.111 Helicopter Unit Commodore Commandant
01 Dec 2011 - 31 Dec 2012Air MarshalPSO: Inspection & Safety, Air HQDelhi Director General (Inspection & Safety)
01 Jan 2013 - 31 Dec 2013Air MarshalTraining CommandBangalore Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Jan 2014 - 31 May 2015Air MarshalSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrArun Purushottam Garud14692 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 MarshalArun Purushottam Garud14692 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2015Announced 26 Jan 2015
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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