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Group Captain Kapil Bhargava

Service No & Branch 3939 F(P)
Date of Birth: 21 Aug 1928 Commissioned: 14 Oct 1950 Course: 53 Course
Service End: Retired on 15 Nov 1976 Voluntary Retirement / Died on 17 Dec 2014
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 14 Oct 1955Sqn Ldr : 14 Oct 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967Acting Gp Capt : 23 Feb 1972
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1972
Training and Other Courses Attended
15 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1975
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Sqn Ldr
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- 01 Dec 1956Flt LtEmpire Test Pilots School, UKFarnborough Test Pilot Course 15th Course
- 01 Dec 1955Flt LtNo.7 SquadronHalwara Flight Commander
01 Jan 1970 - 01 Dec 1972Gp CaptAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Commandant
23 Dec 1972 - 05 Jan 1975Gp Capt32 WingJodhpur Station Commander
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Sqn LdrKapil Bhargava3939 GD(P)Award Date 01 Nov 1961Announced 15 Aug 1961
Details : Squadron Leader Kapil Bhargava, a test pilot of considerable experience, had his training in test flights of the Avro 748 in the United Kingdom and flew over 150 hours on the prototype there. He undertook the first test flight of the Indian built aircraft, fresh from the assembly lines at Kanpur, on 1st November 1960. On its inaugural flight at Palam on 26th November 1961, before a distinguished gathering , he demonstrated the performance and the capabilities of the aircraft. In this task He had shown a high degree of professional skill , knowledge and courage
Unit : HAL
Reference : Gazette of India 3rd February 1962 - No.24 - Pres/62 dated 26th January 1962
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