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Air Commodore Madan Mohan Arora

Service No & Branch 3864 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: 04 Mar 1928 Commissioned: 15 Apr 1950 Course: 51/52 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1980 Superannuated Died on 07 Jul 2018 (90 Years age) Nick Name : Bachu
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Jul 1951Flt Lt : 15 Jul 1955Sqn Ldr : 15 Jul 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967
Acting Gp Capt : 15 Feb 1971Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1972Acting Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1976Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1976
Training and Other Courses Attended
16 APFIC (Flt Lt) -
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

10 Feb 1956 - Flt LtAirHQ Communications SquadronPalam Squadron Pilot
- 01 Dec 1962Sqn LdrNagpur Commanding Officer
- 01 Dec 1965Wg CdrEmbassy of India, FranceParis Deputy Air Attache
15 Jan 1971 - 01 Dec 1971Gp Capt7 Tactical Air CenterJodhpur Commanding Officer
16 Nov 1972 - 17 Jun 1974Gp Capt4 Tactical Air CenterNagrota Commanding Officer
14 Feb 1976 - 11 Apr 1979Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
12 Apr 1979 - 31 Mar 1980Air CmdeTraining CommandBangalore Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Sqn LdrMadan Mohan Arora3864 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1967
Details : Squadron Leader Madan Mohan Arora was selected for training in the USA on Caribou aircraft in 1963. On completion of his training, he successfully flew a Caribou aircraft across the North Atlantic despite bad weather conditions and brought the critically needed aircraft to India. He carried out several supply dropping and hazardous missions in NEFA and Nagaland. He has completed 1200 hours of operational flying during the period while his squadron was still in the formative stage. As a flight commander, he has set a very high example to his junior pilots in the squadron. Throughout, Squadron Leader Madan Mohan Arora displayed courage, initiative and devotion to duty.
Unit : 33 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st April, 1967 - No.24-Pres/67 dated 26th January 1967
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