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Air Marshal Ajay Shrivniwas Karnik

Service No 13140 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 24 Jun 1972 Course 108 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Nov 2011
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 11 Aug 1995Air Cmde : 08 Oct 2001Acting AVM : 13 May 2005
AVM : 01 Jan 2005Air Marshal : 01 May 2008
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

17 Jun 1991 - 30 May 1993Wg CdrNo. 28 SquadronPune CO
26 Aug 2001 - 15 Aug 2003Air Cmde33 WingJamnagar AOC
01 Dec 2004 - 31 Dec 2006AVMSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum SASO
01 Jan 2007 - 30 Apr 2008AVMMaritime Air OperationsBombay AOC
01 May 2008 - 30 Sep 2009Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong SASO
01 Oct 2009 - 31 Mar 2010Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi SASO
01 Apr 2010 - 30 Nov 2011Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DG(I&S)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrAjay Shrivniwas Karnik13140 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details :

Wg Cdr Vijay Shriniwas Karnik was commissioned on 24 Jun 72. He has commanded a MiG-29 Squadron during 1991-93.

His single minded devotion and dedication to operations resulted in evolution of many new tactics including the first Anti Beyond Visual Range Missile tactics which was accepted by Tactics and Air Combat Development Establishment for Trials.

Wg Cdr Karnik, a professionally competent officer, was specially selected represent the IAF at Belgium in the prestigious Fighter Weapons Instructors Training Symposium in which all the NATO countries participated.

A direct indicator of his dedication and devotion to duty is the book written by him called "Know your MiG-29". The effort was commended by the CAS and has been approved and published for the operations of MiG-29 aircraft. The book is of great value for the pilots as well as for the engineers of MiG-29.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr Ajay Shriniwas Karnik.

Unit : 28 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th March 1994. - No.20-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1994
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAjay Shrivniwas Karnik13140 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalAjay Shrivniwas Karnik13140 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2012Announced 26 Jan 2012
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