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Air Vice Marshal Dadi Ardeshir Mehta

Service No & Branch 1625 F(N) (Orig: GD(N))
Date of Birth: 27 Jan 1917 Commissioned: 01 Aug 1940 Course: 4 OBS Course
Service End: Retired on 27 Jan 1972 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Feb 1942Flt Lt : 15 Jun 1947Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1950
Acting Gp Capt : 11 Sep 1956Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1959Acting Air Cmde : 21 Oct 1963Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1965
Acting AVM : 25 Jan 1967AVM : 01 Apr 1968
Training and Other Courses Attended
6 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 30 Jun 19533 NDC (Gp Capt) - 30 Apr 1963
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

31 May 1941 - Plt OffrNo.4 Flight (Coastal Defence)Drigh Road Renamed 6CDF
01 Oct 1941 - Plt OffrNo.1 Flight (Coastal Defence)Drigh Road Obs
02 Mar 1942 - 30 Nov 1942Plt OffrNo.4 Flight (Coastal Defence)Vizag Obs to 151 OTU
15 Aug 1947 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi S/L (CTTB)
- 10 Sep 1956Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
02 Apr 1949 - 25 Jan 1950Wg CdrRoyal Indian Air Force Selection BoardDehradun President
26 Jan 1950 - 01 Aug 1952Wg CdrIndian Air Force Selection BoardDehradun President
20 Aug 1956 - 19 Apr 1959Gp Capt1 Base Repair DepotKanpur Commanding Officer
20 Apr 1959 - 24 Apr 1960Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Works
25 Apr 1960 - Gp CaptEastern Air CommandCalcutta 
21 Oct 1963 - 25 Jan 1967Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Intelligence
25 Jan 1967 - 30 Jul 1971AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi Senior Directing Staff (Air)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMDadi Ardeshir Mehta1625 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Dadi Ardesh Mehta (1625) Flying Branch (Navigator) was posted as Senior Directing Staff (Air) at the National Defence College on 25 Jan 67 as a culmination of a distinguished career in the Indian Air Force.

With his intellectual bent of mind, Air Vice Marshal Mehta has made a significant contribution to the success of this young institution. Over the years, he has devoted all his energies to the onerous task of directing the individual and syndicate studies of the student officer undergoing the course at the College. His wide knowledge of Indian and International affairs and his uncanny grasp of changing world situation have enabled him to give of his best to this institution; and thereby made it possible for the student officers to derive the maximum possible benefit from their studies.

In spite of, and without regard to his rather indifferent health, Air Vice Marshal Mehta spared no pains in the planning meticulously the various tours undertaken by the student officers during the course. By his untiring efforts he ensured that the student officers saw and learnt as much as possible during the short time available to them.

Above all, Air Vice Marshal Mehta endeared himself to one and all, both student officers and staff, by his unassuming manners and affable disposition. He has been a great source of inspiration to all those who have passed through the portals of the National Defence College. He has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19720126
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