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Air Vice Marshal Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi

Service No & Branch 4594 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 17 Mar 1934 Commissioned: 10 Oct 1953 Course: 61 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 1987 Voluntary Retirement Died on 18 Feb 2023 (89 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A1
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Oct 1954Flt Lt : 14 Oct 1958Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1971Acting Gp Capt : 30 Aug 1976
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1977Acting Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1980Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1980
Training and Other Courses Attended
21 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1981
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde

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 Jan 1959 - 01 Jan 1961Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
28 Aug 1968 - 09 Nov 1968Sqn LdrAir Force Training Team, NDAKhadakvasla Officer in Charge
07 Jan 1970 - Wg CdrAdvance HQ, Operational CommandSimla Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Jun 1970 - 23 Sep 1973Wg CdrNo.28 SquadronTezpur Commanding Officer
01 Oct 1973 - 01 Oct 1975Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardHindon Commanding Officer
21 Aug 1976 - 26 Jun 1977Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi JDPO
02 Jan 1978 - 25 Mar 1979Gp Capt33 WingJamnagar Station Commander
01 Apr 1980 - 04 Jan 1981Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director, Offensive Operations
06 Jan 1982 - 25 Mar 1984Air Cmde28 WingHindan (Ghaziabad) Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrBhupendra Kumar Bishnoi4594 GD(P)Award Date 07 Sep 1965Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

Squadron Leader Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi arrived at Halwara on 7th September, 1965, for taking part in air operations against Pakistan. Within a period of 15 days, he carried out 16 operational missions of which seven were in close support of the army in the Kasur/Lahore sector.

When the enemy ran short o ammunition in the Kasur region Squadron Leader Bishnoi with a formation of four aircraft destroyed a train carrying ammunition at Raiwind Railway Station. The denial of this vital supply was a major factor in causing the enemy to withdraw its armour from this sector with heavy losses.

In this other offensive sorties he destroyed or damaged at least ten enemy tanks, armoured vehicles and gun emplacements. Although his aircraft was hit on three different occasions by the enemy ground fire, he pressed home his attacks every time.

Throughout these operations, Squadron Leader Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi displayed courage and leadership in the highest traditions of the Air Force.

Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1966 - No.15 - Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966
Bar to Vir Chakra
Wg CdrBhupendra Kumar Bishnoi4594 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the India-Pakistan conflict in December 1971, Wing Commander Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi was in command of an operational Fighter Squadron in the Eastern Sector. He led the first two Bombing mission over Tezgaon airfield and undeterred by heavy ground fire, he hit Tazgaon runway and also destroyed a large transport aircraft on the ground. During one of these Bombing missions, his aircraft was hit by a heavy shell and sustained severe damage. Notwithstanding this, he pressed home the attack. On the 14th December, 1971, he raided military targets in Dacca inspite of intense ground fire. His attacks on the Government House at Dacca and other targets were carried out with accuracy. During the missions in support of Indian army, he led 10 sorties against heavily defended enemy positions in the Comilla Sector and destroyed enemy Bunkers and strongholds.

Throughout the operations, Wing Commander Bhupendra Kumar Bishnoi displayed gallantry, professional skill and leadership of a high order.

Unit : 28 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.76 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972

Additional Notes

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