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Air Commodore Avinash Chander Goel

Service No & Branch 6503 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 26 May 1962 Course: 81 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1994 Nick Name : Tubby
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 26 May 1963Flt Lt : 26 May 1967Wg Cdr : 04 Jun 1980Gp Capt : 28 Mar 1985
Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1989
Training and Other Courses Attended
19 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 19602 AFC (USAF) (Fg Offr) - 01 Mar 196431 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 29 Nov 1975
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

07 Apr 1980 - 09 May 1982Wg Cdr8 Forward Base Support UnitAwantipur Station Commander
14 Oct 1985 - 06 Mar 1988Gp Capt503 Signal UnitArjangarh Station Commander
07 Mar 1988 - 08 Sep 1991Air CmdeJammu & KashmirUdhampur Senior Air Staff Officer
09 Sep 1991 - 30 Nov 1994Air Cmde36 WingMakarpura (Vadodara) Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAvinash Chander Goel6503 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Group Captain Avinash Chander Goel Flying (Plot) is a fighter pilot, commissioned in May 1962, qualified on MiG aircraft and has over 2000 hours of accident free operational flying to his credit. He was specially trained abroad, is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and has also studied Engineering discipline at the post graduate level at the Institute of Armament Technology at Pune. He is also an Associate Member of the Aeronautical Society of India. After promotion to the selective rank of Wing Commander, he has held consecutively two command appointments, the first being the command of an operational squadron followed by that of a station (Forward Base and Supply Unit, FBSU), equipped with MiG aircraft and surfaceƂĀ­toair missiles. It was under his command that the station (FBSU) was adjudged the best in the whole of the Western Air Command and awarded covetous trophy for the same.

On completion of his second command tenure, he was posted as Staff Officer at the Military Wing of the Cabinet Secretariat, where he worked as the Secretary of the senior most committees such as those of Defence Minister, Chief of Staff and Principal Personnel Officers, seized of major operational, personal and administrative issues. His responsibility encompassed the complete spectrum of secretariat work for these committees, a difficult task that he executed commendably and with distinction. His personal contribution to the functioning of the Principal Personnel Officer Committee (PPOC) has been outstanding. He made extensive efforts to facilitate the smooth functioning of this committee. He worked behind the scenes, briefing, discussing with concerned staff at the three Service HQs, so that coordination upward was achieved at grass root level and consensus opinion arrived at unanimously at the meeting of the AVSM 1986-87 PPOC. Further, at his own he continuously studied and analysed the changes in terms and conditions of the central Government employees, assessed their applicability or otherwise to the Services, brought out the relevant aspects to the knowledge of PPOC.

Group Captain Avinash Chander Goel has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19860126
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