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Air Marshal Ravi Kant Sharma

Service No & Branch 14088 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 11 Jul 1975 Course: 114 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2015 Superannuated Nick Name : Dicey
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 27 Jul 1992Acting Gp Capt : 28 Jul 1997Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1997Air Cmde : 01 Nov 2004
AVM : 01 May 2008Air Marshal : 01 Feb 2011C-in-C : 01 Dec 2012
Training and Other Courses Attended
45 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197342 DSSC (Flt Lt) - 09 May 1987
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrPrototype Test Squadron, ASTEBangalore Commanding Officer
07 Nov 1994 - 16 Mar 1997Wg CdrNo.6 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
01 May 1997 - 01 Nov 1999Gp CaptAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore Officer Commanding
15 Nov 1999 - 12 Nov 2002Gp CaptEmbassy of India, ThailandBangkok Defence Attache
01 Sep 2004 - 01 Apr 2007Air CmdeNational Flight Test Center, ADABangalore Project Director
02 Apr 2007 - 20 Apr 2008Air Cmde33 WingJamnagar Air Officer Commanding
- AVMIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Financial Planning)
01 May 2008 - 01 Jun 2009AVMIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi ACIDS (Pers Plans & Force
01 Jul 2009 - 31 Jan 2011AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans
01 Feb 2011 - 30 Nov 2012Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Deputy Chief of Air Staff
17 May 2012 - Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment Commodore Commandant
01 Dec 2012 - 31 Dec 2013Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
01 Jan 2014 - 31 May 2015Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Vice Chief of Air Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg Cdr Ravi Kant Sharma14088 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Wing Commander Ravi Kant Sharma has been commanding the Maritime Strike Jaguar Squadron. He is a Test Pilot and a Qualified Flying Instructor with more than 2900 hours of accident free flying, of which nearly 1400 hours are on Jaguar aircraft. An alumnus of Defence Services Staff College he has held various important appointments like Flight Commander of a Jaguar Squadron and Deputy Director at Air Headquarters.

During his tenure as Commanding Officer, the Squadron had consistently completed the command task. In every exercise that the Squadron had taken part, it had performed extremely well. In Command Gunnery Meet, the Squadron was overall runner up. The Directorate of Maintenance and Inspection team, which carried out Quality Audit of the Jaguar fleet in Oct 95, had a special word of appreciation for the Squadron with respect to its maintenance practices. To cap all the achievements, the Squadron was assessed Average Plus in all three disciplines of Operations, Maintenance and Administration by Directorate of Air Staff Inspection in Nov 95. The achievements were a direct result of the able leadership provided by Wg Cdr RK Sharma.

Wg Cdr RK Sharma is a thorough professional, with a keen eye for details. It was due to his total involvement that the operational status of the Squadron has remained very high. He ensured that the serviceability state of the aircraft in the Squadron remained consistently high to meet its various operational and training commitments.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Ravi Kant Sharma.

Unit : 6 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 15th March 1997 - No.19-Pres/97 dated 26th January 1997
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMRavi Kant Sharma14088 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalRavi Kant Sharma14088 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
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