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Group Captain Baljinder Kumar Dhir

Service No & Branch 6460 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters| Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Dec 1961 Course: 80 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1985 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 19 Dec 1962Flt Lt : 19 Dec 1966Wg Cdr : 01 May 1980Acting Gp Capt : 06 Feb 1984
Gp Capt : 30 Nov 1984
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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

01 Feb 1971 - 02 Mar 1974Sqn LdrNo.117 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
- Wg CdrNo.119 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
06 Jul 1981 - 20 Nov 1983Wg CdrNo.121 Helicopter FlightBombay Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrBaljinder Kumar Dhir6460 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Squadroin Leader Barjinder Kumar Dhir was appointed Commanding Officer of a Helicopter Unit on its formation in February, 1971. Faced with the adminisative problems of any newly formed unit, he threw imself into his work with vigour and enthusiasm. Initial maintenaince problems were overcome with resourcefulness and in the space of six weeks, his unit as able to undertake routine commitments. Being the only qualified Flying Instructor in the Squadron, he had to undertake three tasks simultaneously administration of the Squadron as a whole, training of the aircrew, and such other important commitments as were assigned to the unit. Within a short space of six months he undertook important commitments and also completed the conversion training of more than half of his aircrew. By the end of 1971, all pilots on his posted strength were converted. Prior to the operations in December, 971, detachments from this squadron were employed on mercy missions and flood relief operations in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa and West Bengal. During the perations, the squadron operated in small detachments at four different locations, the most important being the tass assigned to the squadron in the Bangladesh Operations.Throughout, Squadron Leader Barjinder Kumar Dhir displayed courage, leadership aind devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973
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