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Air Commodore Vijay Kumar Bali

Service No 13787 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 07 Dec 1974 Course 112 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 2008
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 31 Mar 1992Air Cmde : 16 Oct 2003
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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

31 May 1993 - 02 Jul 1995Wg CdrNo.20 Squadron CO
18 Oct 2003 - 02 Jan 2005Air Cmde9 WingHalwara AOC
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrVijay Kumar Bali13787 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Wing Commander Vijay Kumar Bali has been in command of the only Hunter Squadron (Sqn) since 31 May 93. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate of Defence Service Staff College. The officer has over 2600 hours of accident free flying to his credit. Wg Cdr Bali has been responsible for operational conversion and training of newly commissioned officers on Hunter aircraft prior to their posting to front line fighter Sqns. During financial year 1994-95, the Sqn under his command flew 4976 sorties without any accident/incident, averaging 414 sorties per month. In Oct 94, the Sqn reached its zenith when it flew 615 sorties, which was the highest effort achieved by the Hunter fleet in the previous five years. The squadron successfully completed three operational Training courses, all well ahead of schedule. The aging Hunter fleet faced serious constrains involving constant maintenance, lack of adequate spares and poor product support. Wg Cdr Bali ensured an exceptionally high average serviceability state of 75.2% during FY 1994-95. In Oct 94, the Sqn achieved 100% serviceability on four consecutive days.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Vijaya Kumar Bali.

Unit : 20 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 9th March 1996 - No.23 - Pres/96 dated 26th January 1996
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptVijay Kumar Bali13787 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2002Announced 26 Jan 2002
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