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Air Vice Marshal Dinesh Kumar Dhingra

Service No & Branch 7563 LGS (Orig: EQPT)
Date of Birth: 28 Feb 1941 Commissioned: 21 Jun 1963 Course: 26 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 29 Feb 1996 Superannuated Died on 26 Dec 2016 (75 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1989Air Cmde : 04 Apr 1994
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtDinesh Kumar Dhingra7563 PJIAward Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Dinesh Kumar Dhingra has been working as a Parachute Jumping Instructor since 1965. During this period he has made a record number of 564 jumps. He has the distinction of being the only officer in the Indian Air Force who has successfully completed 'Free Fall Basic Jump Master Courses' abroad. His professional skill is of a very high order. He has volunteered for pioneering and dangerous assignments, and has thus been a source of inspiration to his colleagues and subordinates. During the Airborne assault operations over Bangladesh on the 11th December, 1971, he was on board the leading aircraft.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Dinesh Kumar Dhingra displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

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