Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Wing Commander Jagat Kishore Mohlah

Service No & Branch 4576 F(P)
Date of Birth: 27 Jan 1932 Commissioned: 14 Oct 1953 Course: 61 Course
Service End: Died in Service 27 Jul 1971 (39 Years age) Aircraft Loss HF-24 Marut at Bangalore.
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Oct 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971
Training and Other Courses Attended
16 APFIC (Fg Offr) -
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1959Flt LtEmpire Test Pilots School, UKFarnborough Test Pilot Course 18th Course
09 Nov 1964 - Sqn LdrHAL Test Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrJagat Kishore Mohlah4576 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Jagat Kishore Mohlah (4576) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in October, 1953. He joined Hindustan Aeronautics Limited as a Test Pilot on deputation in November, 1964. During his tenure with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, he was actively engaged in the development and testing of prototype and production aircraft. His personal contribution towards development of HJT­16 - Kiran aircraft is of an outstanding nature. He undertook 349 flights comprising of 260 hours of prototype testing on this aircraft. He volunteered, and successfully completed, most difficult and challenging assignments through his stay with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

In the discharge of his onerous duties, he set an example which was in keeping with the highest traditions expected of individual engaged in such work and worthy of emulation by aviators in any environments. Wing Commander Mohlah made the supreme sacrifice when testing a Marut (HF24) aircraft on 27th July, 1971. His distinguished services to the cause of Indian aviation and Indian Air Force for which he lived and died, are of the most exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19720126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
27 Jul 1971HF-24 MarutBD-850Wg Cdr Jagat Kishore Mohlah +
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