Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Commodore Gopal Krishna Garud

Service No & Branch 6327 F(N) (Orig: GD(N))
Date of Birth: 05 Jan 1938 Commissioned: 19 Dec 1961 Course: 20 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 1992 Superannuated Died on 02 Dec 2020 (82 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 19 Dec 1966Wg Cdr : 01 Feb 1980Acting Gp Capt : 06 Feb 1984Gp Capt : 30 Nov 1984
Air Cmde : 01 Jan 1989
Training and Other Courses Attended
30 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 30 Nov 1974
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1978 - 04 Jan 1981Wg Cdr255 Signal Unit Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtGopal Krishna Garud6327 GD(N)Award Date 22 Sep 1965Announced 15 Aug 1966
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Gopal Krishna Garud has been a navigator in a Photo Reconnaissance Squadron since 1962. Photo reconnaissance flights are fraught with danger as these have invariably to be flown unescorted in broad day light. During the September 1965, operations, he always volunteered for the most difficult missions and brought valuable information which contributed to a large extent towards the planning and successful execution of operations.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Gopal Krishna Garud displayed exemplary courage and professional skill of a high order.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 8th October 1966 - No.72 - Pres/66 dated 30th September 1966
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