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Air Commodore Naresh Kumar Midha

Service No & Branch 3658 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 03 Sep 1949 Course: 49/50 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1977 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 03 Sep 1950Flt Lt : 03 Sep 1954Sqn Ldr : 03 Sep 1960Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1967
Acting Gp Capt : 28 Oct 1969Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1971Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1975
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Oct 1964 - 25 Sep 1967Wg CdrNo.12 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt3 WingPalam (Delhi) Station Commander
01 Mar 1974 - 17 Aug 1975Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Personnel Officers
18 Aug 1975 - 31 Oct 1977Air CmdeAFS JalahalliBengaluru Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrNaresh Kumar Midha3658 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1967
Details :

Wg. Cdr. Naresh Kumar Midha has been engaged in operational flying in the Jammu and Kashmir area since 1961. Prior to that, he carried out a large number of air dropping and landing sorties over some hazardous terrain in J & K and NEFA areas. In 1960, while serving with the UNEF in Congo, he flew a number of dangerous missions. On 27th June, 1964, when he was taking off, the right outer wheel of his aircraft sheered off. He tackled the situation carefully and landed his aircraft safely. On another occasion, he evacuated a pilot who was seriously ill from a forward area in Ladakh despite bad weather conditions.

Throughout, Wg. Cdr. Midha displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th January, 1967- No.102 - Pres/66 dated 31st December 1966

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