|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||20 Dec 1969||Course||103 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Oct 2007|
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|10 Jun 1988 - 13 Aug 1990||Wg Cdr||No.31 Squadron||Halwara||Commanding Officer|
|20 Sep 1995 -||Gp Capt||41 Wing||Jaisalmer||Station Commander|
|05 Jan 1998 - 03 Jun 2000||Air Cmde||9 Wing||Halwara||Air Officer Commanding|
|- 31 Dec 2006||AVM||Maritime Air Operations||Bombay||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Jan 2007 - 31 Oct 2007||AVM||HQ NCC||Delhi||Additional Director General (A)|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Saravjit Singh Hothi||12215 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1991|
|Details :|| |
Wg Cdr Sarvajit Singh Hothi has been commanding an operational squadron with effect from 10 Jun 88. His systematic approach, quest for excellence and the stress laid on training of Sqn pilots enhanced the operational status of the Sqn. His planning and approach to operational status ensured that all night strike qualified pilots successfully undertook live heavy armament stores firing at a range.
The task of planning and co-ordinating of night exercises was entrusted to Wg Cdr Hothi. His meticulous planning and effective co-ordination involving different fleet was exemplary.
Wg Cdr Hothi has flown nearly 1000 hrs on MiG-23 BN ac, all accident free. He has a total of 4055 hrs to his credit on single engine jet aircraft.
For his professional excellence, zeal, contribution towards operational preparedness, leadership, devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wg Cdr SS Hothi.
|Unit : 31 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th August 1991 - No.3-Pres/91 dated 26th January 1991|
|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Gp Capt||Saravjit Singh Hothi||12215 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1998||Announced 26 Jan 1998|
|Details :|| |
Group Captain SS Hothi (12215) F (P) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force on 20 Dec 69. He assumed the Command of Air Force Station, Jaisalmer, an important Fighter Base of SWAC, on 20 Sep 95. The Officer was tasked to rationalise the Air Defence (AD) assets and relocate these, to new sites to enhance their operational capability. The task, comprised moving of an AD Radar Unit, one Pechora SAGW flight and four TRUs which required certain work services. Normally, the work services would have taken over a year and involved substantial expenditure of about Rs 4-5 lacs. Owing to his personal liaison with the local Border Roads and Army formations, he was able to accomplish the task in few months. He also rationalised the CRC and BADC set ups which had in-built duplication of personnel and equipment. By combining the two, he established a Combined Ops Centre (COC) at the Base, which is proving to be more effective and efficient.
During the last 15 months, the Base was allotted three special tasks-conducting Fire Power Demo-95, Longewala Silver Jubilee Celebrations, and Exercise 'Vayu Shakti'. These functions were graced by Ministers and high ranking civilian and military dignitaries. Both FPD-95 and Ex 'Vayu Shakti' called for meticulous planning and close coordination at the Base level which involved reception of about 800 personnel and their movement to Pokhran weapons range. Under his dynamic leadership the Station rose to the occasion executing these events successfully. Further, the officer's personal drive and directions have resulted in immense improvement in the quality of life on the Base.
For his outstanding performance, dedication and devotion to duty of an exceptional order, the President is pleased to award "Vishisht Seva Medal" to Group Captain SS Hothi.
|Unit : 41 Wing|
|Reference : GoI19980126|