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Group Captain Nilkanth Keshav Barvey

Service No & Branch 5864 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 12 Mar 1939 Commissioned: 28 May 1960 Course: 77 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1989 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 28 May 1961Flt Lt : 28 May 1965Wg Cdr : 29 Aug 1979Acting Gp Capt : 01 Feb 1983
Gp Capt : 26 Oct 1983
Training and Other Courses Attended
15 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1958
Badges Qualified
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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

14 Mar 1970 - 01 Apr 1973Sqn LdrNo.109 Helicopter UnitJammu Commanding Officer
01 Jun 1973 - 01 May 1976Sqn LdrAlpha Sqn, National Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Squadron Commander
17 May 1976 - Sqn LdrDte Agri AviationDelhi Senior Pilot
- 05 May 1980Wg CdrDte Agri AviationDelhi Ops Supervisor (RW)
22 Apr 1985 - 04 Dec 1986Gp CaptDte Agri AviationDelhi Director (Ops & Trg)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn Ldr Nilkanth Keshav Barvey5864 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Squadron Leader Nilkanth Keshav Barve has been commanding a Helicopter Unit since January 1969. He has flown more than 3,300 hours, of which over 1,240 hours were on operational missions in the Northern and Eastern Sector. He has also 1,050 instructional flying hours to his credit. Throughout his career, he has displayed extreme devotion to duty and has set an inspiring example to others in undertaking hazardous flying commitments. Under his leadership, his unit achieved an accident free flying record. He has also trained many pilots in a special role.

Unit : 109 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972
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