|Service No & Branch||5846 AE(L) (Orig: ELECT)|
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|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 29 Feb 1960||Course: 15 DEO Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 30 Nov 1977|
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|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Jagdish Mittar Kaushal||5846 ENG||Award Date 26 Jan 1966||Announced 26 Jan 1966|
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The operation of AN-12 aircraft was adversely affected during May-June, 1965 due to non-availability of aircraft accumulators. On finding that inordinate delay was likely in procuring new accumulators from Russia, Squadron Leader Jagdish Mitter Kaushal approached Air stores Park and collected more than hundred Cat 'E' accumulators which had sustained various types of damage during transit between Russia and India. Through hard work and ingenuity, he repaired about 90 per cent of the total number of these accumulators and after a thorough test put them into use. Their actual operation indicated that these accumulators were giving as good a service as the new ones. By his determination and initiative of high order, Squadron Leader Kaushal not only saved equipment worth a large amount in foreign exchange, but made a most significant contribution towards the maintenance of a high rate of aircraft serviceability.
On the night of 15 Sep 65, an aircraft crashed while taking off. The aircraft was carrying a full bomb-load of explosive bombs and caught fire on impact with an obstruction. The fire spread rapidly and threatened two AN-12 aircraft parked on the southern edge of the apron. Squadron leader Kaushal who was the Duty Engineering Officer immediately organised the evacuation of these aircraft with complete disregard to personal danger. Before long both the aircraft were towed away to a safe area. In doing so this officer exhibited exceptional devotion to duty in the face of risk to his own life.
|Unit : 12 Wing|
|Reference : GoI19660126No20|