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Air Vice Marshal Atul Saikia

Service No 13585 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 09 Feb 1974 Course 111 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 2010
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jul 1991Gp Capt : 16 Sep 1996Air Cmde : 13 Jan 2003AVM : 01 May 2007
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

26 Jul 1993 - 07 Jul 1995Wg CdrNo.220 SquadronJodhpur CO
13 Apr 1998 - 31 May 2000Gp CaptAir Force AcademyDundigal CI (Flying)
- Air CmdeCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Dy Cmdt
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi PD (Flying Trg)
03 Apr 2007 - 22 Apr 2009AVMCollege of Defence ManagementSecunderabad Cmdt
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptAtul Saikia13585 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Group Captain A Saikia was commissioned as a fighter pilot on 22 Dec 73. He has held the appointments of ADC to the President of India and Staff Officer to the Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern and South Western Air Commands. He was selected to undergo Systems and Safety Management Course in USA. He is an A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor and has been an instructor at Flying Instructors' School. He has 3200 hrs of incident/accident free flying to his credit.

He was appointed Commanding Officer of a MiG-23 BN Sqn in Jul 93. Under his command, the Squadron has carried out record number of hours of accident/incident free flying. Inspite of non-availability of critical spares, good serviceability was maintained. During this period the Sqn was tasked to participate in various Fire Power Demonstrations and trials at Pokhran and Ahmednagar Ranges. These were carried out with surgical precision and were well appreciated by all. During the Command Armament Meet 94 the Sqn was adjudged overall runners up. During Directorate of Air Staff Inspection he was graded exceptional in three missions and Above the Average in the fourth one. Owing to his initiative, the Sqn carried out six innovations/modifications at the unit level with local resources utilising crashed aircraft equipment resulting in the reduction of man-hour requirement.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Group Captain Atul Saikia.

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Reference : Gazette of India , 9th March 1996 - No.23 - Pres/96 dated 26th January 1996
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeAtul Saikia13585 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2007Announced 26 Jan 2007
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