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Air Vice Marshal Vikas Krishna Rao Yajurvedi

Service No 13248 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 23 Dec 1972 Course 109 Course
Service End Retired on 08 Feb 2010
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 01 Feb 1996Air Cmde : 01 Feb 2002AVM : 01 Mar 2006
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

17 Jun 1991 - 25 Jul 1993Wg CdrNo.220 SquadronJodhpur CO
05 Jul 1999 - 15 Jun 2003Gp CaptFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram CO
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Trg)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Air Cmde Vikas Krishna Rao Yajurvedi13248 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2002
Details : Air Commodore Vikas Krishnarao Yajurvedi (13248) F (P) was commissioned in IAF as a fighter pilot on 23 Dee 72. He is an A2 QFI and FCL, who has served on staff of Tactics And Combat Development Establishment (TACDE). He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and Higher Air Command Course. He commanded a MiG 23 Squadron, and also served as Chief Operations Officer (COO) at an Air Force Station, operating fighters. Air Cmde Yajurvedi was appointed as Commanding Officer (CO), Flying Instructor's School (FIS) and COO Air Force Station Tambaram on 23 Jun 99. Despite the hectic schedule and work content on the ground, he has flown 340 hrs of instructional flying in the last 20 months, a notable achievement. Under his dynamic leadership, the School re-inducted the Kiran aircraft and carried out a smooth and efficient change over to a new training pattern including Kiran and HPT-32 aircraft. The School has flown a total of 12,373 hrs of accident free flying in 20 months of his tenure. FIS was awarded the Flight Safety and Maintenance trophy in the year 2000. Despite the marginal strength of staff pilots, time bound tasks of three Qualified Flying Instructor's Courses were completed on time with a distinct improvement in the quality of training. Specifically, he introduced an innovative 'Situational Awareness Programme' in flying training, thus contributing significantly towards enhanced flight safety. Under his able guidance, the School has employed resources of digital video domain of the multimedia to evolve innovative training methods and also put up an excellent audio-visual show on the Air Force Day. Notwithstanding his hectic schedule, the officer contributed significantly towards flight safety by way of his articles for safety journals. Under his guidance, the School has put up study papers on 'Accident Proneness in Aircrew and Remedies' and 'Situational Awareness Programme' to bring about higher levels of safety and efficiency. As the COO of the station, he has ensured a safe flying environment for the intense flying by FIS and the transit aircraft movements that exceed 100 per quarter. Starting operations from a newly activated transport aircraft dispersal, setting up a well furnished rest room for the branch personnel, thorough revision of various orders, guidance on vegetation and deer clearance are the other notable achievements. For exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal' to Air Commodore Vikas Krishnarao Yajurvedi.
Unit : FIS
Reference : Gazette of India dated 29th June 2002 - No.118-Pres/2002 dated 26th January 2002 & AFD 2002 Investiture Booklet
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeVikas Krishna Rao Yajurvedi13248 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2006Announced 26 Jan 2006
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