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Air Vice Marshal Lalit Kumar Chawla

Service No & Branch 19871 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 17 Dec 1988 Course: 142 Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 17 Dec 1993Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 10 May 2010Air Cmde : 02 Jan 2017
AVM : 01 Sep 2021
Training and Other Courses Attended
73 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 198759 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2019
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Wg Cdr

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 1998 - 01 Jan 2002Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
13 Feb 2006 - 02 Mar 2008Wg CdrNo.223 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
06 Jun 2008 - 21 Jun 2009Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Chief Flying Instructor
04 Jul 2011 - 18 Nov 2012Gp Capt8 Forward Base Support UnitAwantipur Station Commander
- 31 Aug 2021Air CmdeAir Force AcademyDundigal Chief Instructor (Flying)
02 Jan 2017 - 01 Jan 2019Air Cmde7 WingAmbala Air Officer Commanding
01 Oct 2020 - No.223 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Sep 2021 - AVMAir Force AcademyDundigal Deputy Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrLalit Kumar Chawla19871 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2008
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Wing Commander Lalit Kumar Chawla (19871) F (P) was commissioned into the Indian Air Force on 17 Dec 1988 as a Pilot in the Fighter stream. He has flown 3670 hours on various Fighter and Trainer aircraft without an accident or incident. He has held important assignments including Directing Staff at prestigious Flying Instructor's School and Flight Commander of a Fighter Squadron in Srinagar during "Op Parakram". He is an A-2 flying instructor, graduate of the DSSC and is presently commanding a Fighter Squadron since 13 Feb 2006. He was commended by AOC-in-C in Jan 2001.

His Squadron forms the Core Group of air defence aircraft of the Western Sector, which is always on higher state of readiness. On assuming command of the Squadron his major task was to meet the core group requirements. The training programme conducted under his guidance has ensured a high operational aircrew status. All the eligible aircrew have remained current in all the operational roles. The major emphasis has been on Dissimilar Air Combat Training, Integrated Training, Night Operations and strengthening of the Air Defence Team, comprising of the Aircrew and the Fighter Controllers. This has greatly increased the operational potential of the Squadron as a Core Group.

The Squadron has excelled in Air Force Fly-pasts and various Command and Air Force level exercises conducted during his tenure. The Squadron also carried out successful operations from Leh airfield in the month of Dec 06 in severe winter conditions and two detachments from Awantipur last year; which were personally led by him. With his dynamic leadership, foresight, professional planning and positive attitude, he has marshaled all the human and material resources placed under his command deftly and economically ensuring that the Sqn achieved its peace time commitments having flown 2915 sorties in an exemplary manner during the last one year. In Mar 2007 under his able guidance, the Squadron celebrated the Silver Jubilee Anniversary in an exceptional manner. The Squadron, entrusted with the responsibility of looking after the Officers' Mess in the airbase, has made substantial improvements in a very short period under his able leadership.

For exceptional devotion to duty Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Lalit Kumar Chawla.

Unit : 223 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 10th November 2008. No. 34-Pres/2008 dated 26th January 2008
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeLalit Kumar Chawla19871 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2019Announced 26 Jan 2019
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