|Service No & Branch||4571 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 08 Jan 1932||Commissioned: 14 Oct 1953||Course: 61 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Jan 1988 Superannuated / Died on 04 Mar 2018|
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|01 Dec 1968 - 01 Mar 1969||Sqn Ldr||Golf Sqn, National Defence Academy||Khadakvasla||Squadron Commander|
|-||Wg Cdr||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||Directing Staff|
|04 Mar 1969 - 11 Dec 1970||Wg Cdr||3 Battalion, National Defence Academy||Khadakvasla||Battalion Commander|
|28 Dec 1970 - 24 Feb 1974||Wg Cdr||AirHQ Communications Squadron||Palam||Commanding Officer|
|11 Feb 1974 - 14 Sep 1975||Wg Cdr||23 Wing||Jammu||Station Commander|
|01 Jan 1976 - 01 Jan 1977||Gp Capt||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||Chief Instructor (Air)|
|01 Jan 1979 - 01 Dec 1980||Air Cmde||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||Chief Instructor (Air)|
|01 Dec 1980 - 01 Dec 1983||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director (Ops, Trans & Ma|
|17 Dec 1984 - 31 Jul 1986||AVM||College of Air Warfare||Secunderabad||Commandant|
|01 Aug 1986 - 31 Jan 1988||AVM||Maintenance Command||Nagpur||Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Inder Dev Bhalla||4571 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1983||Announced 26 Jan 1983|
|Details :|| |
Air Commodore Inder Dev Bhalla has served the Air Force with distinction for 29 years. He was awarded the Sword of Honour on his commissioning in October, 1953 and had also achieved the highest professional flying qualifications within the next five years. Later he successfully commanded Air HQ Communication Squadron and a flying station with ÃƒÂ©lan and high degree of professionalism. He has flown 7696 accident free hours on the most modern transport aircraft in the Air Force. This includes 1275 hours on instructional duties and 4489 hours on VVIP/VIP flights.
Since December, 1980 as Director of Operations (Transport and Maritime), he has used his rich and diverse professional experience and problem solving ability to effectively utilise the large transport and helicopter fleet for undertaking standing air force tasks as well as in aid to civil authority. He has helped lay down operational training policies in order to improve our operational capabilities. He has inducted two new types of aircraft into the service in a highly competent manner.
Air Commodore Inder Dev Bhalla has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19830126|