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Air Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla

Service No & Branch 3839 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 05 Oct 1926 Commissioned: 15 Apr 1950 Course: 51/52 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1984 Superannuated Died on 05 May 2016 (90 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Apr 1951Flt Lt : 15 Apr 1955Sqn Ldr : 15 Apr 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1967
Acting Gp Capt : 27 Nov 1969Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1971Acting Air Cmde : 01 Nov 1975Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1976
Acting AVM : 25 Sep 1978AVM : 25 Sep 1978Acting Air Marshal : 07 Apr 1981Air Marshal : 10 Jun 1981
C-in-C : 01 Dec 1983
Training and Other Courses Attended
21 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 14 Jul 196613 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1973
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

30 Oct 1959 - 30 Mar 1962Sqn LdrNo.14 Squadron Commanding Officer
28 Nov 1964 - 17 Dec 1965Wg CdrNo.15 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
29 Jun 1966 - 01 Apr 1968Wg CdrWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-I
29 Nov 1969 - 25 Jan 1973Gp Capt20 WingBagdogra Station Commander
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Works
28 Jul 1975 - 24 Sep 1978Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Personnel Officers
01 Oct 1978 - 14 Jul 1979AVMTraining CommandBangalore Senior Air Staff Officer
09 Jul 1979 - 30 Jun 1982AVMNational Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Commandant
12 Jul 1982 - 02 Jan 1983Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
06 Jan 1983 - 30 Nov 1983Air MarshalWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Dec 1983 - 31 Oct 1984Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalMinoo Jehangir Dotiwalla3839 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1983Announced 26 Jan 1983
Details :

Air Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla was commissioned in the Flying Brand of the Indian Air Force in April 1950. During the earlier years of his career he has been deputed for courses such as the Pilot Attack Instructors' Course in the UK, the Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College. In his subsequent assignments, he had brought the full measure of his knowledge and experience to bear on the performance of duties entrusted to him, thereby enhancing the quality of his output.

Air Marshal Dotiwalla has successfully held a variety of field as well as Staff appointments. He commanded a Wing with distinction and, later, as Director of Air Force Works and Director of Personnel (Officers) at Air HQs, he had displayed a perception of the nuances involved in directing activities of these administrative Directorate. His tenure as Director of Personnel (Officers) coincided with a period when various studies and decisions were required to be taken in relation to the career profiles and promotion prospects of officers of different branches. By virtue of his analytical prowess, foresight and able direction he successfully paved the way for several proposals relating to personnel. He continued to display outstanding qualities of leadership and professional competence in the execution of important projects as Senior Air Staff Officer Training Command, Commandant National Defence Academy and Senior Air Staff Officer Eastern Air Command.

Air Marshal Minoo Jehangir Dotiwalla has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order

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Reference : GoI19830126
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