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Air Commodore Jatendra Kumar Dhawan

Service No & Branch 6279 AE(M) (Orig: ARMT)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 01 Jun 1961 Course: 18 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1990 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Sep 1962Flt Lt : 06 Sep 1966Wg Cdr : 06 Nov 1980Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985
Air Cmde : 01 Sep 1989
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrJatendra Kumar Dhawan6279 AE(M)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Jatendra Kumar Dhawan was serving as the Senior Armament Officer of an Operational Wing, which was assigned Heavy Bomber Commitment at a very short notice. Squadron Leader Jatendra Kumar Dhawan was responsible for receiving the stores and mounting armament on aircraft for the missions. He was responsible for getting the aircraft ready in time to react to the Pakistani strike on 3rd December, 1971. With complete disregard to this personal comfort, he worked round the clock and completed all the tasks assigned to him.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Jatendra Kumar Dhawan displayed profcssiona1 skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 12 Wing
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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