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Group Captain Dinesh Chander Bhardwaj

Service No & Branch 9545 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 May 1965 Course: 93 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1994 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 May 1966Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Acting Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

18 Oct 1983 - 16 Dec 1984Wg CdrNo.33 SquadronGuwahati Commanding Officer
01 Jul 1991 - 30 Nov 1993Gp CaptNo.41 Squadron Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrDinesh Chander Bhardwaj9545 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Wing Commander Dinesh Chander Bhardwaj (9545) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Air Force in May 65. He is an experienced pilot with over 4,800 hrs of accident free flying. He holds the highest transport Category and Rating.

He was in Command of a transport squadron from Oct 83 to Dec 84. His Squadron equipped with aircraft which had been in service for over two decades. When he took over command, the aircraft were having several incidents and failures and the reliability was low. Wg Cdr Bhardwaj, in consultation with his Squadron Engineers, devised preventive maintenance which greatly improved the aircraft reliability. During his command of the Squadron met, and even exceeded, the allotted airmaintenance and flying tasks. He also took keen interest in the training of his officers. It is because of his efforts that over 85% of the crew in the Squadron are categorized and large number are holding above the average categories. This could be possible only by his close and active involvement, dedicated and sustained efforts, outstanding managerial and organizing ability and skill, professional capability of a high order and capacity to ensure great personal discomforts for the sake of service. He was able to infuse a high degree of enthusiasm and dedication in his officers and men.

For dedication to duty, high professional standards, and exemplary leadership, the President is pleased to award the Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Dinesh Chander Bhardwaj.

Unit : 33 Sqn
Reference : GoI19860126
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