|Service No & Branch||11861 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))||Stream :Fighters|
|Date of Birth:||Commissioned: 29 Dec 1968||Course: 101 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 30 Jun 1989 Released to HAL||Nick Name :|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|06 Jan 1969 - 22 Jul 1969||Plt Offr||Operational Training Unit||Jamnagar||Conversion (OCU)|
|25 Jul 1969 - 07 May 1973||Fg Offr||No.18 Squadron||Ambala||Squadron Pilot|
|18 May 1973 - 22 Sep 1974||Fg Offr||No.30 Squadron||Tezpur||Squadron Pilot|
|23 Sep 1974 - 29 Nov 1976||Flt Lt||IAT||Pune||Adv Air Armt Staff Course|
|07 Dec 1976 - 14 Jul 1978||Flt Lt||No.45 Squadron||Bareilly||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Dec 1979 - 30 Jan 1982||Sqn Ldr||Flying Training School||Bangalore||Test Pilot|
|01 Feb 1982 - 30 Dec 1983||Sqn Ldr||TPS||Bangalore||STFI|
|15 Nov 1982 - 27 May 1985||Sqn Ldr||No.220 Squadron||Jodhpur||Flight Commander|
|01 Jun 1985 - 02 Feb 1986||Wg Cdr||Aircrew Examination Board||Hindan||Flying Examiner|
|01 May 1986 - 01 Feb 1987||Wg Cdr||Air Command and Staff College||Montgomery, Alabama||Staff Course|
|01 Feb 1987 - 29 Jun 1987||Wg Cdr||South Western Air Command||Jodhpur||Ops Staff|
|29 Jun 1987 - 26 Jun 1989||Wg Cdr||No.220 Squadron||Jodhpur||Commanding Officer|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Neeraj Sharma||11861 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1984|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Neeraj Sharma underwent No. 3 Experimental Test Pilots' Course at ASTE, AF and graduated with flying colours. Prior to attending this course he served in Gnat and MiG Squadrons. He has also undergone the Advanced Air Armament Staff course at IAT, Pune. Inspite of his being a Pilot with a non technical academic background, he performed creditably on this course.
After graduation as an Experimental Test Pilot he was employed on active testing duties in the Flight Test Squadron at ASTE. He carried out a number of evaluation trials on fighter and transport aircraft. In his present tenure he has flown over 800 hours on numerous flight trials on different types of aircraft displaying a very high degree of professional competence and exceptional flight safety awareness.
In Sep 81, he was inducted into the staff of Test Pilots' School as the Senior Test Flying Instructor. His selection for this responsible position was based on his performance during the Test Pilots course as well as the work carried out by him as a Test Pilot.
In the school, he proved his mettle by imparting instructions of a very high quality to the students. The officer's attitude to work has been one of sustained enthusiasm and diligence despite being the only Test Flying Instructor available for long periods. Despite heavy work load, he ensured that the flying training was completed on schedule.
For his dedicated hard work, consistent performance of a very high calibre both in the air and on the ground, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Squadron Leader Neeraj Sharma.
|Unit : ASTE|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd February 1985 - No.5-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1983|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|30 Sep 1972||Gnat||E-239||Fg Offr Neeraj Sharma||18 Sqn||Crashed soon after t|