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Wing Commander Parshotamlal Pandhi

Service No & Branch 1997 GD(P)

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Date of Birth: 01 Jul 1919 Commissioned: 28 Sep 1942 Course: 14 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 1967 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Plt Offr : 28 Mar 1943Fg Offr : 28 Sep 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 Oct 1954
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1962
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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

15 Apr 1945 - 01 Aug 1945No.22 Anti-Aircraft Co-Operation UnitDrigh Road 
02 May 1943 - 11 Oct 1943Plt OffrNo.1 Air Gunnery SchoolBairagarh 
- 05 Jun 1956Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
16 Jun 1956 - 18 Feb 1957Sqn Ldr1 Aircraft Staging PostCarnicobar Station Commander
02 Feb 1960 - Sqn LdrNo.49 SquadronBarrackpore Commanding Officer
28 May 1962 - 30 Sep 1964Wg CdrNo.12 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrParshotamlal Pandhi1997 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1963
Details :

Wing Commander Parshottam Lal Pandhi was in command of a transport squadron engaged on Air Transport support operations in difficult terrain and adverse weather conditions in the North East Frontier Agency and Nagaland areas in 1960-61.

He carried out more than 1200 hours of flying on supply dropping missions in adverse conditions and showed commendable devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India 26th January 1963 - No. 10-Pres/63 dated 26th January, 1963

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
01 Feb 1944HurricaneAF992Plt Offr Pandhi
151OTUuc collapse on ldg
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