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Air Vice Marshal Purushottam Laxmikant Purohit

Service No & Branch 4581 F(P) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Oct 1953 Course: 61 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 1989 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Oct 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1971Acting Gp Capt : 23 Aug 1976Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1977
Acting Air Cmde : 01 Jan 1980Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1980AVM : 01 Feb 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
21 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 14 Jul 19663 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 01 Dec 197323 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1983
Badges Qualified
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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

- 01 Dec 1966Sqn LdrNo.19 SquadronAgra Flight Commander
08 Dec 1973 - 29 Jan 1976Wg CdrNo.12 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
20 Jan 1975 - 27 Nov 1976Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
01 Jan 1980 - Air CmdeCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air-II
12 Apr 1981 - 03 Jan 1983Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
01 Jan 1985 - 17 Aug 1986AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
15 Feb 1988 - 31 Jan 1989AVMMaritime Air OperationsBombay Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtPurushottam Laxmikant Purohit4581 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1965
Details : Flight Lieutenant Purohit has been engaged in air transport support operations in Jammu and Kashmir since 1957. He has done about 1000 hours of operational flying over this area. In April I962, when his Squadron was moved out from this area Flight Lieutenant Purohit volunteered for transfer to the incoming Squadron so as to extend to it the benefit of the experience gained by him. During his operational tour, he flew 160 missions carrying heavy loads to forward areas. He was always a source of inspiration to other aircrew. Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Purushottam Laxmikant Purohit displayed courage, initiative and devotion to duty of a high order.
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Reference : Gazette of India 13th March 1965 - No.20 - Pres/65 dated 1st January 1965.
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