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Air Marshal Ajit Nath

Service No & Branch 1666 MED MR-00212
Date of Birth: 25 Apr 1916 Commissioned: 13 Jan 1941 Course:
Service End: Retired on 22 Apr 1976 Voluntary Retirement Died on 09 Jun 1986 (70 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 17 Sep 1940Sqn Ldr : 16 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 01 Aug 1958Acting Gp Capt : 06 Sep 1960
Gp Capt : 09 Nov 1961Acting Air Cmde : 06 Jan 1966Air Cmde : 06 Jan 1966Acting AVM : 17 Mar 1969
AVM : 04 Jul 1969Acting Air Marshal : 01 Jan 1975Air Marshal : 01 Jan 1975
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

13 Jan 1941 - 31 Mar 1941Flt LtITCLahore Training
01 Apr 1941 - 31 Aug 1942Flt LtNo.1 Squadron Medical Officer
04 Aug 1942 - 30 Nov 1942Flt LtNo.2 Squadron Medical Officer To Delhi
01 Dec 1942 - 30 Jun 1943Flt LtRAF QuettaQuetta Med officer
01 Jul 1943 - 30 Jun 1945Sqn Ldr1 EFTSSecunderabad Med officer
01 Jul 1945 - 31 Dec 1945Sqn LdrRAF BangaloreBangalore Med officer
01 Jan 1946 - 01 Dec 1948Wg CdrTrg GroupBangalore Principal Medical Officer
01 Dec 1948 - 28 Feb 1957Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
01 Mar 1957 - 31 Aug 1958Wg CdrIAM, RAFFarnborough, UK Deputation
01 Sep 1958 - 01 Dec 1958Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
01 Dec 1958 - 05 Sep 1960Wg CdrTraining CommandBangalore Principal Medical Officer
06 Sep 1960 - 11 Jan 1963Gp CaptInstitution of Aviation MedicineBangalore Commandant
12 Jan 1963 - 09 Jun 1963Gp CaptOperational CommandDelhi Principal Medical Officer
10 Jun 1963 - 05 Jan 1966Gp CaptWestern Air CommandDelhi Principal Medical Officer
06 Jan 1966 - 06 Mar 1969Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Principal Medical Officer
07 Mar 1969 - 31 Dec 1974AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director Medical Services (Air)
01 Jan 1975 - 22 Apr 1976Air MarshalArmed Forces Medical SciencesDelhi Director General
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMAjit Nath1666 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1970Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details : Air Vice Marshal Ajit Nath joined the Medical Branch of the Indian Air Force in 1941. He saw active service during World War II. He was the first Medical Officer of No. I Squadron of the I.A.F. as also the first Indian Principal Medical Officer of the then Group Headquarters at Bangalore in 1947. He attended Advanced Courses in Aviation Medicine in U.K., France, Italy and Germany. He has contributed largely to the formation of Aero Medical Society and School of Aviation Medicine. He handled creditably problems relating to air evacuation of casualties during the India-Pakistan conflict 1965. He has flown more than 1,250 hours with pilots of varying experience in different types of training and operational Aircraft over various parts of the country to collect valuable medical data.
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Reference : GoI19700126
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