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Group Captain Govind Malhar Apte

Service No & Branch 6415 AE(L)

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 01 Dec 1961 Course: 19 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 1989
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 08 Dec 1981Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
31 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 29 Nov 1975
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrGovind Malhar Apte6415 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1984Announced 26 Jan 1984
Details :

Wing Commander Govind Malhar Apte (6415) AE (L) was commissioned on 01 Dec 61. A graduated of Defence Services Staff College, he is a post graduate in Electronics holding an ME degree from Indian Institute of Sciences with distinction and first position. He is an expert in the field of Electronic Warfare and has been invited by inter services organistaions to conduct instructional work in this field.

Since Mar 81, Wing Commander Apte is posted at London Deputy Air Advisor (Technical). During the vital period of induction of Jaguar aircraft into Service, he established and maintained close contacts at personal level with the aircraft and system specialists of the Royal Air Force, the staff of the Maintenance Data Center and the weapons and electronics industry in Britain to success fully sort out many teething problems.

In his present assignment, he has used his personal expertise to obtain high-grade technical intelligence on Electronic Warfare Systems acquired by India's neighbours. By attending exhibitions and seminars with a discerning eye for detail and by fully exploiting his contacts with the industry and services, he produced valuable reports on systems such as Crotale, SAM and EL 70 deception jammer which would be of vital importance in evaluating our threat scenario.

He actively participated in all diplomatic activities. By his exemplary conduct he has maintained a very high standard of dignity and decorum and endeared himself to the diplomatic community and has thus established a place of prestige for his office, service and the country. For his distinguished service of a high order, he is awarded 'Vishisht Seva Medal'.

Unit : Indian High Commission, L
Reference : GoI19840126
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