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Air Commodore Shamsher Jang Bahadur

Service No & Branch 14570 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 13 Jun 1976 Course: 116 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 2009 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 14 Jun 1993Gp Capt : 17 Jul 2000Air Cmde : 01 May 2006
Training and Other Courses Attended
47 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197443 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 2003
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

16 Aug 1993 - 21 Oct 1997Wg CdrHQ Training Command Communication FlightBangalore Commanding Officer
03 Jul 2000 - 06 Jan 2003Gp CaptNo.12 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeEastern Air CommandShillong Air-II
14 Nov 2005 - Air Cmde4 WingAgra Air Officer Commanding
23 Feb 2009 - No.12 Squadron Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeShamsher Jang Bahadur14570 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2008Announced 26 Jan 2008
Details :

Air Commodore Shamsher Jang Bahadur (14570) F (P) was commissioned on 16 Jun 76 in transport stream of the Flying Branch of the IAF. In 30 years of distinguished service he has commanded Communication Flight and the oldest transport (AN-32) Squadron, and held important staff appointments at Air HQ and Command HQ. A postgraduate of DSSC and alumnus of the National Defence College he has been twice awarded Commendations by CAS and once by AOC-in-C. A Flying Instructor with over 6700 hours of accident free flying, he has taken active part in Op Pawan, Op Prakaram and planning of Op Safed Sagar. Air Cmde SJ Bahadur was appointed the Air Officer Commanding of the largest Air Force Base of the IAF on 14 Nov 05. Under his leadership the aircraft of this base participated in various exercises and aerial displays at home and abroad that brought laurels to the IAF. Aircrew qualification status and the operational preparedness of all the four flying units of this base improved considerably, and the Paratroopers Training School surpassed the previous record of highest number of jumps.

His proactive liaison and exploitation of BSNL schemes resulted in net saving of over Rs 19, 55,975/- to the Air Force this year. He ensured that the prestigious events like Centre for Air Power Studies Seminar, visits of Global Chiefs and other foreign delegations were conducted in a befitting manner bringing honours to the IAF.

He with his foresight, perseverance and total involvement provided impetus to the achievements of Air Force Station, Agra. Under his stewardship, the station won coveted trophies for Best in Air Force Land Line Competition, Pride of Central Air Command, Best in Operations and the Best Transport/Helicopter Squadron of Central Air Command for the year 2006-07.

Air Commodore Shamsher Jang Bahadur has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20080126
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