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Air Marshal Avinash Deodata Joshi

Service No 10886 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 20 Dec 1946
Date Commissioned 04 Jun 1967 Course 97 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 2006
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
18 Apr 1985 - 18 May 1987Wg CdrNo.221 Squadron CO
22 Apr 1992 - 11 Jul 1994Gp Capt5 Forward Base Support UnitUttarlai Stn Cdr
01 Feb 1996 - 05 Jan 1998Air CmdeAFS BidarBidar AOC
01 Aug 2001 - 01 Sep 2002AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Inspection)
01 Nov 2002 - 31 Dec 2003AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (PO)
01 Jan 2004 - 31 Oct 2004Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar SASO
01 Nov 2004 - 21 Aug 2005Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong AOC-in-C
22 Aug 2005 - 31 Oct 2006Air MshlStrategic Forces CommandDelhi C-in-C
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Mention in Despatches
Fg OffrAvinash Deodata Joshi10886 F(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 27 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrAvinash Deodata Joshi10886 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Wing Commander Avinash Deodatta Joshi assumed command of a frontline fighter Squadron on 15 Apr 85. Throughout the period of his command, Wing Commander Joshi stressed the primacy of operational capability. He trained his Squadron to a very high level of efficiency in its primary and secondary roles. The fully operational and instrument rating status of his pilots was raised to 100%. In addition, his Squadron came to be recognized as highly specialized in undertaking tasks involving extended periods of valley flying.

In acknowledgement of his professional capabilities and achievement of exceptional standards, Headquarters Western Air Command assigned to his Squadron a number of special missions designed to optimize the Vijay's operational utilization. Wing Commander Joshi led almost all of these missions himself. As a result of the trains he conducted and as a result of the success of these special missions, the operational capability of the centre Vijay fleet increased substantially.

Wing Commander Joshi had to sacrifice much of his personal convenience and comfort, and his time, in order to train his Squadron to the peak of operational efficiency. At the same time, he made a noteworthy contribution to the optimization of the Vijay aircraft's operational envelope. He approached these takes and accepted his success with admirable humility. Through his action and attitude, he roved himself a true leader.

For his initiative, professional zeal and out standing competence and for his exemplary leadership qualities, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander Avinash Deodatta Joshi.

Unit : 221 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd April 1988 - No.24-Pres/88 dated 26th January 1988
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalAvinash Deodata Joshi10886 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2006Announced 26 Jan 2006
Details : AOC-in-C SFC
Unit : SFC
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