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Air Commodore Narendra Minocha

Service No & Branch 9513 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 May 1965 Course: 93 Course Entry Mode : Direct
Service End: Retired on 04 Apr 1998
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 12 Oct 1988Air Cmde : 02 Jan 1995
Training and Other Courses Attended
33 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 26 Nov 1977
Badges Qualified
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Sqn Ldr
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Dec 1982 - 01 Nov 1984Wg CdrNo.101 Squadron Commanding Officer
23 Dec 1991 - 16 Dec 1993Gp Capt41 WingJaisalmer Station Commander
- 01 Mar 1996Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Air Staff Requirements)
- No.101 Squadron Commodore Commandant
18 Mar 1996 - 04 Feb 1998Air Cmde20 WingBagdogra Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrNarendra Minocha9513 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Wing Commander Narender Minocha commanded a fighter squadron from 30 Dec 82 to 11 Nov 84.

During the tenure of Wg Cdr N Minocha, the Squadron ran seventeen very productive detachments for flying commitments and coped with all maintenance problems associated with the second line servicing. He guided and encouraged relatively inexperienced officers of his unit to greater professionalism.

The Squadron won the overall Arjuna 83 Armament Trophy for the first time in its history after bagging both the straffing and bombing trophies. The officer personally flew about 300 hrs comprising of 600 sorties and coped very professionally with one incident of booster hydraulic failure at night.

The Squadron, under his guidance and directions flew an average of over 300 sorties per month inspite of operating frequently as a split squadron and in unusually restrictive and hostile local flying environment created by blue bull and small bird menace. Although there were many small bird-hit incidents in his unit due to the local environment, in each case, his aircrew showed a high degree of professionalism in coping with the occurrence and two aircrew were given green endorsement in their Flying Log Books.

It can be confidently stated that under the able Command of Wg Cdr N Minocha, the squadron achieved many Operational improvements and the unit continuously bettered its performance in all spheres and at the same time maintained espirit­de­corps which was an example to the rest of the station.

For his exceptional qualities of leadership, management and for his tireless striving towards perfection of his Squadron, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wing Commander Narendra Minocha.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th April 1986 - No.36-Pres/86 dated 26th January 1986
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