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Air Commodore Arun Laxman Deoskar

Service No & Branch 9058 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 25 Dec 1964 Course: 91 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1998 Nick Name : Oscar
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1988Air Cmde : 21 Mar 1994
Training and Other Courses Attended
34 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 25 Nov 197818 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Sep 1980
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Aug 1989 - Gp CaptMaintenance CommandNagpur Air-I
19 Jan 1994 - 30 Nov 1994Air CmdeJammu & KashmirUdhampur Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Dec 1994 - 16 Nov 1997Air Cmde36 WingMakarpura (Vadodara) Air Officer Commanding
17 Nov 1997 - 30 Nov 1998Air CmdeNCC APSecunderabad Deputy Director General
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtArun Laxman Deoskar9058 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Arun Laxman Deoskar was a pilot in a FighterBomber Squadron. He carried out a day counter air mission on an enemy airfield deep into enemy territory and destroyed two aircraft on ground in the face of heavy enemy ground fire. On an earlier occasion, he had made another counter air, day operational mission and had damaged enemy airfield installations. On his way back from this mission, he was engaged by a high performance enemy aircraft. Though his aircraft was damaged, he skillfully took evasive action and brought back his aircraft safely to base.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Arun Laxman Deoskar displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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