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Air Marshal Ajit Vishwanath Vaidya

Service No 11848 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 29 Dec 1968 Course 101 Course
Service End Retired on 29 Feb 2008
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Nov 1987Gp Capt : 10 Mar 1992Air Cmde : 10 Jul 1997AVM : 15 Feb 2003
Air Marshal : 15 Oct 2004
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

22 Jun 1987 - 01 Jun 1989Wg CdrNo.7 SquadronGwalior CO
31 May 1999 - 01 Jul 2000Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) AOC
- 29 Feb 2008Air MshlIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi DCIDS (PP &FS)
15 Oct 2004 - Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong SASO
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg Cdr Ajit Vishwanath Vaidya11848 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Wing Commander Ajit Vishwanath Vaidya commanded a frontline fighter squadron from 22 Jul 87 to 19 Jun 89. He is an A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) and has been type examiner on Mirage-2000 aircraft. During his tenure as Squadron Commander, the squadron was put to operational test on two occasions. First in July 87, the squadron was asked to move on short notice to Yelahanka in connection with Srilanka operations. Wg Cdr Vaidya carried out the task successfully by ferrying the aircraft ten of his aircraft in the shortest possible time. On the second occasion, his squadron was directed to move to Trivandrum in battle order on 03 Nov 88 and in a commendable period of under 4 hours, Wg Cdr Vaidya ensured that his squadron aircraft were airborne and the ferry was completed.

He is the first pilot to have fired air-toground weapons from Mirage-2000 which he did most accurately at Pokharan and then at Tilpat during Air Power Demonstration 89.

For his professional and notable contribution to operational preparedness, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wg Cdr Ajit Vishwanath Vaidya.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1990 - No.38-Pres/90 dated 26th January 1990
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalAjit Vishwanath Vaidya11848 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2008Announced 26 Jan 2008
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