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Group Captain Chetan Bali

Service No & Branch 15708 F(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Feb 1959 Commissioned: 15 Jun 1979 Course: 123 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 2008 Died on 08 Mar 2018 (59 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 15 Jun 1990Wg Cdr : 26 Aug 1996Gp Capt : 10 Jan 2003
Training and Other Courses Attended
54 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1978
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 1992 - 01 Jan 1994Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
12 Oct 1998 - 08 Apr 2001Wg CdrNo.26 SquadronPathankot Commanding Officer
- 22 Jun 2003Gp CaptMiG Operational Flying Training UnitTezpur Commanding Officer
01 Jul 2004 - 19 Nov 2006Gp CaptAir Force AcademyDundigal Chief Instructor (Flying)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrChetan Bali15708 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2002
Details : Wing Commander Chetan Bali (15708) Flying (Pilot) Wing Commander Chetan Bali (15708) F (P) was commissioned as a pilot In the Flying Branch of the IAF on 15 Jun 79. He has held several key field appointments including Chief Flying Instructor at AF Station Bidar, Station Flight Safety and Inspection Officer at AF Station Gwalior and Flight Commander of a Mirage 2000 squadron. He Is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and has also served on the staff of Flying Instructors School. He was appointed as the Commanding Officer of a MiG-21 combat squadron on 12 Oct 98. The Squadron at that time had 10 under training pilots. Through his exceptional initiative and drive, he took up the challenge of upgrading the squadron's operational state. His perseverance and dedication bore fruit on 05 Aug 2000 when the squadron achieved the rare distinction of 100% operational pilots' status. Under his command a total of 30 pilots attained operational status which itself is a great achievement. He has gone a step further by operationalising the squadron in the specialist role of valley attacks and high altitude firing. In doing so, he has led from the front by flying more that 850 sorties during his tenure. Although he has been responsible for one minor incident attributable to overzealousness, overall he has an accident- free flying record of 4340 hours on single engine aircraft. For exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Chetan Bali.
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Reference : Gazette of India dated 29th June 2002 - No.118-Pres/2002 dated 26th January 2002 & AFD 2002 Investiture Booklet
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