|Service No & Branch||3067 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 05 Apr 1922||Commissioned: 15 Jan 1945||Course: 29 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Mar 1976 / Died on 23 Nov 2018 (96 Years age)|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|24 Oct 1945 - 07 Oct 1946||Plt Offr||No.3 Squadron, RIAF||Risalpur||Fm 151OTU to UK|
|06 May 1947 -||Fg Offr||No.8 Squadron, RIAF||Kolar|
|01 Jan 1951 - 01 Jan 1952||Flt Lt||Flying Instructors School||Ambala||Flying Instructor|
|- 14 Jul 1958||Sqn Ldr||Air Head Quarters||Delhi|
|01 Dec 1954 - 01 Apr 1957||Sqn Ldr||No.4 Squadron||Jamnagar||Commanding Officer|
|15 Jul 1958 -||Sqn Ldr||Opl Command||Palam|
|10 Aug 1964 - 27 Feb 1966||Wg Cdr||17 Wing||Gorakhpur||Station Commander|
|28 Feb 1966 - 01 Jan 1967||Gp Capt||17 Wing||Gorakhpur||Station Commander|
|01 Jan 1967 - 01 Jan 1969||Gp Capt||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||Chief Instructor (Air)|
|- 31 Jul 1972||Air Cmde||Advance HQ, Operational Command||Simla||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Aug 1972 -||Air Cmde||Advance HQ, Western Air Command||Simla||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Virendra Mohan Bhatnagar||3067 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1973||Announced 26 Jan 1973|
|Details :|| |
Air Commodore Virendra Mohan Bhatnagar (3067) wag commissioned as a Pilot in the flying branch of the Indian Air Force in January, 1945. He has attended a number of important courses abroad and at the Defence Services Staff College, where he has also completed a tenure as the Chief Instructor. During his career he has hold a variety of important administrative and instructional appointments.
For the last two years, he has held the important assignment of Director of Plans a and Programmes, He has always applied himself with extraordinary energy and determination to all tasks entrusted to him. He displayed initiative of the highest order, in formulating AVSM 1972-73 the Long Term ReÃ‚Âequipment Plans of the Air Force as also the RollÃ‚Âon Plans. The procedures and systems evolved by him have been of great assistance in implementing this new concept in planning.
Throughout, Air Commodore Virendra Mohan Bhatnagar has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19730126|