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|Date Commissioned||20 Dec 1969||Course||103 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Jul 1995|
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|10 Oct 1988 - 24 Dec 1990||Wg Cdr||No.16 Squadron||Gorakhpur||Commanding Officer|
|01 Dec 1992 - 01 Dec 1993||Gp Capt||Air Force Test Pilots School||Bangalore||Officer Commanding|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Ajit Keshav Agtey||12188 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1988|
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Wing Commander Ajit Keshav Agtey was on the posted strength of Aircraft Systems and Testing Establishment as a test pilot from Dec 82 to Nov 85 and was again posted as a Senior Test Flying Instructor in the Test Pilot School (TPS) with effect from 27 Oct 86.
During the initial three years he made valuable and vital contribution towards the development and safe clearance of aircraft avionics and weapon systems to meet Air Force requirements and also those of various Research & Development establishments. In particular, Wing Commander Agtey was the Project Pilot for a key development programme that aimed at a significant improvement in the operational potential of our frontline combat aircraft. Wing Commander Agtey's personal contribution has been extremely significant in achieving the target at minimum cost and time. He has flown over 50% of all development sorties in this programme and has been the main source of vital pilot inputs so necessary to tune the system to meet operational requirements.
Wing Commander Agtey was again posted to ASTE on promotion in Oct 86 as a Senior Test Flying instructor in the Test Pilots School. He carried out his duties in the above appointment with total dedication.
Besides due to his earlier involvement in development flight trials on the Jaguar, he was once again involved in various trials for the Flight Test Squadron which he performed with the same commitment as he had done during his earlier tenure.
For his exceptional professional knowledge and total commitment to task entrusted to him, perseverance, diligence and outstanding devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander AK Agtey.
|Unit : ASTE|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd April 1988 - No.24-Pres/88 dated 26th January 1988|