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Air Marshal Ravi Kant Sharma

Service No 14088 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 11 Jul 1975 Course 114 Course
Service End Retired on 31 May 2015
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 27 Jul 1992Acting Gp Capt : 28 Jul 1997Air Cmde : 01 Nov 2004AVM : 01 May 2008
Air Marshal : 01 Feb 2011C-in-C : 01 Dec 2012
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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

07 Nov 1994 - 16 Mar 1997Wg CdrNo.6 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
01 May 1997 - 01 Nov 1999Gp CaptAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore Officer Commanding
01 Sep 2004 - 01 Apr 2007Air CmdeNFTCBangalore PD (Flt Test)
02 Apr 2007 - Air Cmde33 WingJamnagar Air Officer Commanding
- 31 Jan 2011AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans
- AVMIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Financial Planning)
01 Apr 2008 - 01 Jun 2009AVMIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Perspective Plans & Force Structure)
01 Feb 2011 - 30 Nov 2012Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi Deputy Chief of Air Staff
01 Dec 2012 - 31 Dec 2013Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding in Chief
01 Jan 2014 - 31 May 2015Air MshlAir 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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