Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Vice Marshal Amrit Mohan Mehta

Service No & Branch 5051 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 07 Mar 1936 Commissioned: 14 Jan 1956 Course: 67 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1992 Superannuated Died on 01 Nov 2014 (78 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Jan 1957Flt Lt : 14 Jan 1961Sqn Ldr : 14 Jan 1967Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1976
Acting Gp Capt : 30 Jan 1978Gp Capt : 29 Aug 1979Air Cmde : 19 Oct 1984AVM : 01 Nov 1988
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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 1969Sqn LdrNo.18 Squadron Flight Commander
01 Nov 1972 - Sqn LdrNo.26 SquadronAdampur Flight Commander
01 Aug 1974 - 16 Nov 1976Wg CdrNo.221 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Western Air CommandSimla Air Officer Commanding
- 30 Jun 1981Air CmdeSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur Air-I
24 Dec 1983 - 18 Aug 1985Air Cmde16 WingHashimara Air Officer Commanding
31 Aug 1985 - 16 Aug 1988Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Central Air CommandLucknow Air Officer Commanding
01 Apr 1989 - 31 Mar 1992AVMAir Force Naval Housing BoardDelhi Director General
13 Jun 1989 - No.32 Squadron Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrAmrit Mohan Mehta5051 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Amrit Mohan Mehta was a Flight Commander of a Fighter Bomber Squadron. On the 4th December, 1971, he was detailed to carry out a photo reconnaissance mission over an Airfield. Immediately on completion of his mission, he was intercepted by two enemy Sabres, but he jettisoned his external loads, manoeuvred his aircraft and thus avoided attack by the enemy aircraft. A little later while on his way back to base, he was chased by two enemy Mirages but he again skillfully manoeuvred his aircraft and avoided interception. Though his aircraft had run short of fuel and the engine flamed out a few kilometers away from his base, he carried out a dead stick landing and thus saved the valuable aircraft. The photographs brought by him gave information about enemy airfield, which were of immense value for further planning. In addition, he successfully led many strike missions, interdiction missions against enemy lines of communication and close air support missions.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Amrit Mohan Mehta displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 32 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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