Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Group Captain Jagdish Behari Lal

Service No & Branch 3646 GD(P)
Date of Birth: 11 Jan 1926 Commissioned: 03 Sep 1949 Course: 49/50 Course
Service End: Died in Service 16 Aug 1971 (45 Years age) Aircraft Loss Antonov An-12 at Pune. Cr
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 03 Sep 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1966Acting Gp Capt : 14 Aug 1968Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1970
Training and Other Courses Attended
15 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 18 Aug 1962
Badges Qualified
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Flt Lt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Nov 1965 - 09 Aug 1968Wg CdrNo.6 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
14 Aug 1968 - 28 Jan 1970Gp Capt511 Signal UnitDinjan Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptJagdish Behari Lal3646 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Group Captain (then Wing Commander) Jagdish Behari Lai commanded a Transport and M/R Squadron for nearly 3 years and throughout this period maintained the highest transport category and instrument rating. In spite of his multifarious duties of a Squadron Commander, he flew a total of over 800 hours on Super-Constellation aircraft. It was during his tenure that the Super­Constellation aircraft was modified for M/R role and it was under his direction that intensive trials were carried out and the aircraft quickly made operational in the new role. He ensured that every M/R and A.S.S.R. task entrusted to the Squadron was fully met. The manner in which various commitments were fulfilled by the Squadron under Wing Commander Lal's able leadership earned appreciation from all concerned.

Throughout, Group Captain Jagdish Behari Lal displayed professional skill, resourcefulness and leadership.

Unit : 6 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969
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