|Service No & Branch||10885 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 04 Jun 1967||Course: 97 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Dec 2000|
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|-||Wg Cdr||5 Wing||Kalaikunda||Chief Operations Officer|
|-||Wg Cdr||College of Air Warfare||Secunderabad||Directing Staff|
|08 Jul 1985 - 19 Jun 1988||Wg Cdr||No.20 Squadron||Hashimara||Commanding Officer|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Biswajit Mukerjee||10885 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1989|
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Wing Commander Biswajit Mukerjee (10885) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Air Force on 04 Jan 67. He is a fighter pilot and a qualified flying instructor with approximately 3500 hours of accident free flying to his credit.
He took over the command of Thunder Bolts Squadron in Jul 85. With determined effort, within a short time, he was able to make the entire squadron fully proficient in its operational tasks in the Siachen and Leh areas and was also able to maintain a fully operational permanent detachment of Hunter aircraft at the high altitude Leh airfield for two years. In spite of the Units aircraft almost 30 years old, Squadron attained 100% serviceability of its aircraft during 1986 due to his sustained efforts.
In the formation aerobatic role, Wg Cdr Mukherjee with his inspired leadership, constant training, practice and close personal involvement, built up a composite 9 aircraft team. During the period, the team demonstrated their professionalism and competence in carrying out precision formation aerobatic flying with split second manoeuveres in a number of displays throughout the country.
For his exceptional devotion to duty, total dedication, excellent leadership and professional competence, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr Biswajit Mukherjee.
|Unit : 20 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd April 1988 - No.39-Pres/89 dated 26th January 1989|