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Group Captain Gopal Krishan Mehta

Service No & Branch 6752 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 10 Nov 1962 Course: 82 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 02 Feb 1994
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jan 1981Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985
Training and Other Courses Attended
20 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 19619 LDMC (Sqn Ldr) - 30 Jun 1979
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- 01 Dec 1978Wg CdrHQ South Western Air Command Communication FlightGandhinagar Commanding Officer
10 May 1982 - 03 Apr 1983Gp Capt10 Tactical Air CentreBhatinda Commanding Officer
17 Dec 1984 - 13 Oct 1985Gp CaptNo.33 SquadronGuwahati Commanding Officer
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrGopal Krishan Mehta6752 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1978
Details :

Squadron Leader Gopal Krishan Mehta was on the posted strength of a transport Squadron for two years and was employed in the capacity of Flight Commander. Unmindful of his personal comfort, he ceaselessly worked for long hours in coordinating and supervising the air maintenance task given to the squadron and completed it ahead of schedule. He himself flew a total of over 900 hours, out of which 550 hours were flown on operational missions in Nagaland and Mizoram. He has to his credit, a total of 4,784 hours of flying out of which 2,010 hours have been flown on operational missions over mountainous terrain and under adverse weather condition. He is an 'A' category transport pilot with Master Green instrument rating. With his professional competence and organisining ability, he has brought about all round improvement in the categorisation state of pilots in the squadron. He accompanied them on such flights, trained them and brought them up for categorization. His personal involvement has motivated his subordinates to give their best to the Air Force.

Squadron Leader Gopal Krishan Mehta has thus displayed professional competence, leadership and devotion to duty of an exceptional order.

Unit : 49 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd December 1979 - No.67- Pres/79 dated 26th January 1978
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