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Air Vice Marshal Girish Krishna Lal Desai

Service No & Branch 4468 LGS

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Date of Birth: 28 Oct 1931 Commissioned: 07 Mar 1953 Course: 7 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1987 Superannuated Died on 01 Dec 2018 (87 Years age)
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 07 Mar 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1976Acting Gp Capt : 11 Apr 1981Acting Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1984
Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1984AVM : 03 Jul 1985
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Feb 1984 - 11 Mar 1985Air CmdeMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer in-charge Logistics Management
01 May 1985 - 31 Oct 1987AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Logistics
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMGirish Krishna Lal Desai4468 LGSAward Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Girish Krishanlal Desai Lgs. was commissioned in Air Force on 7th March 1953. He has held important assignments in the field, at Command and Air HQ. Right from the beginning he exhibited professional acumen of high order and devoted himself to his duties with single minded zeal.

As the Command Logistics Management Officer of an Operational Command, he ensured that timely logistic support is provided for smooth induction of a series of new weapon systems which were being introduced in IAF. Subsequently, as the Air Officer incharge of Logistics Management of the Maintenance Command, he directed an indepth study into the surplus holdings of the Depots to identify items which could be utilized. This study resulted in considerable savings.

On his taking over as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Logistics), he devoted himself to the task of streamlining the procedures and policies connected with the inventory control of the Indian Air Force. With his penchant for the details and thoroughness, he guided the System Analysts in the maintenance of Information System to ensure that the data compiled are more meaningful for inventory management and brought about an awareness in the system managers to use computerized data as a powerful tool in the administration of the weapon system. Similarly, in the filed of audit objections, with his ability to get the essence of the problems, he guided the staff responsible to achieve target clearance of audit objections, some of which have been outstanding for a long time.

Air Vice Marshal Girish Krishanlal Desai has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19860126
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