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Air Vice Marshal Uttam Khushalani

Service No & Branch 4959 AE(M)
Date of Birth: 23 Sep 1932 Commissioned: 04 Apr 1955 Course: 10 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 27 Aug 1987 Died on 01 Feb 2016 (84 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1975Acting Gp Capt : 01 Jan 1980Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1981Acting Air Cmde : 01 Dec 1983
Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1984AVM : 01 Jun 1987
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Aug 1981 - 01 Oct 1983Gp Capt8 WingAdampur Chief Engineering Officer
01 Oct 1983 - 01 Nov 1986Air Cmde3 Base Repair DepotChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeUttam Khushalani4959 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Air Commodore Uttam Khushalani, Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) was commissioned in April, 1955. He has held important staff and field appointments including Deputy Director, Data processing and Chief Engineering Officer of an operational flying station under WAC. In 1968 he graduated in the Advanced Air Armament Course at the Institute of Armament Technology, Pune. He took over command of a Base Repair Depot in Oct 83.

This Depot is responsible for the overhaul on AN-12 aircraft and Mi-8 helicopter along with their aeroengines and accessories. Besides the normal task of repair and overhaul, this Depot was also given the additional responsibility of preparation of Mi-8 helicopters for Antarctica Expedition, modification of Akbar helicopters for VVIP standard, preparation of Mi-8 helicopter for operation 'Faith' at Bhopal and modification of Mi-8 for special heliborne operations. Under his able and highly professional guidance the Depot not only completed these special tasks in time but also sent working parties to operational units to bring up serviceability of the Mi-8 fleet by servicing long outstanding AOG helicopters.

Air Commodore Uttam Khushalani has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19860126
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