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Group Captain Ashok Shivsangappa Umbarje

Service No & Branch 12760 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 12 Jun 1971 Course: 106 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 1999 Nick Name : Taras Bulba
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 31 Oct 1990Gp Capt : 01 Nov 1994
Training and Other Courses Attended
37 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1969
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

13 May 1991 - 22 Aug 1993Wg CdrNo.29 SquadronJamnagar Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptAshok Shivsangappa Umbarje12760 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details :

Wg Cdr Ashok Shivasangappa Umbarje was commissioned on 12 Jun 71 and has been in Command of a combat squadron since 13 May 91. He has to his credit over 3600 hours of flying and is at the threshold of the exclusive club of aviators with 5000 sorties on MiG-21.

During his Command, eleven ab-initio pilots were declared fully operational and 10 pilots were declared day Ops. The squadron carried out this high level of training while maintaining a zero accident rate.

During Wg Cdr AS Umbarje's tenure, the squadron was inspected twice by Air Crew Examiner Board and once by the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection team. On these occasions, the squadron achieved a very high rating in all disciplines viz. Operations, Maintenance and Administration.

Under his dynamic leadership, the squadron won overall first position. It was also adjudged 'Best Combat Squadron' in South Western Air Command for 1992.

For exceptional devotion to duty and dynamic leadership, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr AS Umbarje.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th March 1994. - No.20-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1994
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