Number Name Branch Died in Service? Picture?

Air Vice Marshal Gautam Parihar

Service No & Branch 6775 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 28 Jul 1941 Commissioned: 10 Nov 1962 Course: 82 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1997 Superannuated Died on 06 Feb 2021 (80 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : Earlier name Prithpal Singh Parihar
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 10 Nov 1963Flt Lt : 10 Nov 1967Wg Cdr : 02 Feb 1981Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985
Acting Air Cmde : 23 Aug 1989Air Cmde : 01 Mar 1990AVM : 24 Jul 1995
Training and Other Courses Attended
1 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Oct 197333 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1993
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

10 Mar 1986 - 03 Jan 1988Gp CaptNo.35 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
23 Aug 1989 - 04 Feb 1991Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Air Defence)
04 Feb 1991 - 23 Dec 1992Air Cmde11 WingTezpur Air Officer Commanding
19 Dec 1993 - 17 Jul 1995Air CmdeArmy Training CommandSimla Air Cmde, Joint Operations
24 Jul 1995 - AVMJammu & KashmirUdhampur Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtGautam Parihar6775 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 27 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtGautam Parihar6775 F(P)Award Date 15 Dec 1970Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Pratipaul Singh Parihar was detailed to fly on a practice interception mission on the night of the 15th December, 1970. During the flight, the main hydraulic system of his aircraft failed which resulted in severe limitations on his engine power. He carried out the difficult manoeuvre of a descending circuit pattern with skill. When he was on the final stage of approach, the runway lights went off due to power failure. In spite of these difficulties, he landed the aircraft safely.

Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972
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