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Air Vice Marshal Krishna Mahesh Agerwala

Service No & Branch 1648 F(N) (Orig: GD(O))
Date of Birth: 08 Apr 1917 Commissioned: 30 Nov 1940 Course: 5 OBS Course
Service End: Retired on 05 Apr 1972 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 30 May 1942Acting Flt Lt : 05 Oct 1942Flt Lt : 27 Apr 1947Sqn Ldr : 15 Aug 1948
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1951Acting Gp Capt : 15 Oct 1957Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1960Acting Air Cmde : 20 Jun 1963
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1965Acting AVM : 01 Apr 1968AVM : 01 Oct 1968
Training and Other Courses Attended
5 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1965
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Mar 1942 - Plt OffrNo.4 SquadronKohat Obs Fm ARC
28 Mar 1946 - 15 Jun 1946Fg OffrNo.12 Squadron Nav Instructor
01 Nov 1947 - Sqn LdrAdvanced Flying School (India)Ambala Fm AHQ
01 Oct 1952 - 30 Jun 1953Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
05 Oct 1953 - 28 Feb 1956Wg CdrIndian Air Force Records OfficeNew Delhi Commanding Officer
01 Mar 1956 - 14 Oct 1957Wg CdrAir Force Records OfficeNew Delhi Commanding Officer
15 Oct 1957 - 15 Jun 1958Gp CaptAFS New DelhiRace Course Station Commander
16 Jun 1958 - 04 Sep 1960Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Personnel Services)
05 Sep 1960 - 31 Mar 1962Gp Capt2 Ground Training SchoolTambaram Station Commander
- 10 Oct 1966Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Operational CommandSimla Air Officer Commanding
26 Jun 1963 - 14 Jan 1965Air CmdeMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
- 05 Apr 1972AVMPSO: Personnel, Air HQDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel
10 Apr 1968 - 11 Jun 1970AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Policy and Plan
12 Jun 1970 - 09 Aug 1970AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Krishna Mahesh Agerwala1648 GD(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1966Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details :

Air Commodore Krishna Mahesh Agerwala has been the Senor Air and Admin. Staff Officer and the Deputy Commander at Headquarters Maintenance Command since June, 1963. Throughout his service career, he has more than ably handled a wide variety of key appointments. In the discharge of his duties he has emerged as an administrator of exceptional ability and caliber.

During the period of his tenure, Maintenance Command had to face enormous problems associated with the rapid expansion of the Indian Air Force. As the senior Air and Admin Staff Officer of the Command, Air Commodore Agerwala was responsible for bringing about the administrative coordination necessary for solving the maintenance problems of the Air Force formations and units throughout the country. With his unparalleled devotion to duty, utmost patience and untiring zeal he accomplished this task, thereby maintaining to a considerable degree, the fitness for war of the Air Force formations and units.

His achievement in the administrative field during this period was all the more conspi cuous when he had to work under the most adverse circumstances imaginable. With cool, calculated, almost fanatic determination, lea dership and initiative of the most exceptional order, he has been responsible for instilling a spirit of orderliness in various organizational functional aspects of the Command. His effort is all the more creditable because he accomplished this task in spite of and without regard for his personal health, which caused him and his superiors' considerable concern.

Air Commodore Agerwala's overall performance over a prolonged period of time, as an administrator, leader of men, organizer and above all, an officer fired with the one and only ambition to give off his very best to the Air Force under all situations will, for ever, remain a shining example of service of the most exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19660126
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