|Service No & Branch||1868 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 05 Apr 1942||Course: 12 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 01 Oct 1973|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|27 May 1944 - 01 May 1946||Plt Offr||No.3 Squadron, RIAF||Kohat||To AirHQ|
|23 Jan 1956 - 16 Jun 1958||Wg Cdr||Maintenance Command||Kanpur||Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer|
|14 Jun 1958 - 04 Oct 1959||Wg Cdr||8 Wing||Adampur||Station Commander|
|29 Oct 1962 -||Gp Capt||11 Wing||Tezpur||Station Commander|
|01 Aug 1963 - 31 Jan 1965||Gp Capt||5 Tactical Air Center||Tezpur||Commanding Officer|
|01 Jul 1966 - 21 Nov 1967||Gp Capt||No 1. Jet Training Wing||Hakimpet||Commanding Officer|
|25 Nov 1967 - 21 Nov 1969||Air Cmde||2 Air Defence Area||Barrackpore||Air Officer Commanding|
|22 Nov 1969 - 01 Oct 1973||Air Cmde||Maintenance Command||Kanpur||Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Arjan Singh Mangharam Bhawnani||1868 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1972||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
Air Commodore Arjan Singh Mangharam Bhawnani (1868) was commissioned as a pilot in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force in April 1942. He served with distinction as Chief of Fighter Operations in the Congo from August 1961 to August 1962 and subsequently commanded an operational station in the Eastern Sector. He was commended by the Chief of the Air Staff for his work during the Chinese aggression. Later, Air Commodore Bhawnani commanded a Tactical Air Centre, a Jet Training Wing and an Air Defence Area Headquarters.
Air Commodore Bhawnani is at present the Senior Air and Administrative Staff Officer at a Command Headquarters. During his tenure, a major reorganization of the Command took place which necessitated the closing down of a number of units and the forming of new units. Stock transfers of considerable magnitude had to be completed without disrupting supply. The Command was faced with many administrative, accounting and personnel problems. These problems were further accentuated by the geographical vastness of the Command with units located in all parts of the country. With painstaking effort, initiative and exceptional devotion to duty, Air Commodore Bhawnani has successfully tackled these complex tasks.
Air Commodore Arjan Singh Mangharam Bhawnani has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19720126|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|13 Jul 1944||Hurricane IIC||LE346||Fg Offr A S M Bhavnani||3 Sqn||Returning from Canwp|
|02 Dec 1944||Hurricane IIC||LD694||Fg Offr A S M Bhavnani||3 Sqn||lost way from Delhi|