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Air Commodore Arya Bhushan Lamba

Service No & Branch 4713 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 05 May 1934 Commissioned: 17 Jul 1954 Course: 63 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1986 Superannuated Died on 04 Oct 2017 (83 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jul 1955Flt Lt : 17 Jul 1959Sqn Ldr : 17 Jul 1965Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1973
Acting Gp Capt : 17 Mar 1977Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978Acting Air Cmde : 11 Aug 1980
Training and Other Courses Attended
22 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 31 Mar 1967
Badges Qualified
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Flt Lt
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 1971Sqn LdrNo.222 Squadron Flight Commander
14 Jan 1972 - 10 May 1974Wg CdrNo.26 SquadronAdampur/ Ambala Commanding Officer
17 Mar 1977 - 25 Mar 1979Gp Capt9 Tactical Air CenterChandimandir Commanding Officer
18 Sep 1982 - 28 Sep 1984Air CmdeAir Force AcademyDundigal Deputy Commandant
01 Nov 1984 - 03 Dec 1985Air CmdeSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Air-I
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrArya Bhushan Lamba4713 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the hostilities with Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Arya Bhushan Lamba was the Flight Commander of a Fighter-Bomber Squadron. On the 4th December, 1971, he led sorties on Risalwala and Chander airfields blasting the dispersals. On the 5th December, 1971, he destroyed a tank and a tank transporter. On the 6th December, 1971, he destroyed enemy positions near Narowal. On the 7th December, 1971, he struck twice; once on a troop concentration and later on guns and tank concentration. On the 9th December, 1971, he blew up a bridge over Ichogil canal with a direct hit. By maintaining close liaison with technical staff, he ensured a high rate of serviceability of aircraft in the Squadron.

Throughout the operations, Squadron Leader Arya Bhushan Lamba displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 222 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 17th June 1972 - No.75 - Pres/72 dated 1st June 1972

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
29 Mar 1958Hunter F56BA-216Flt Lt Arya Bhushan Lamba
17 SqnMAC during Aerobatic
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