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Air Marshal Ramesh Rai

Service No 14669 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 29 Dec 1976 Course 117 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 2015
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 17 Jul 2000Air Cmde : 01 Sep 2006AVM : 01 Sep 2009
Air Marshal : 01 Jun 2012C-in-C : 01 Jul 2014
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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

24 May 1995 - 08 Nov 1995Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Chief Flying Instructor
28 Dec 1995 - 19 Jan 1998Wg CdrNo.16 SquadronGorakhpur Commanding Officer
01 Jun 2003 - 01 Jun 2006Gp CaptEmbassy of India, IsraelTel Aviv Defence Attache
01 Jun 2006 - 01 May 2007Air CmdeAdvance HQ, Eastern Air CommandCalcutta Air Officer Commanding
03 May 2007 - 31 May 2009Air CmdeAFS BidarBidar Air Officer Commanding
01 Jun 2009 - 31 Dec 2010AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
01 Jan 2011 - 30 Jun 2012AVMDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Chief Instructor (Air)
01 Jul 2012 - 30 Jun 2014Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2015Air MshlTraining CommandBangalore Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrRamesh Rai14669 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1999
Details :

Wing Commander Ramesh Rai (14669) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a pilot in the Flying branch on 29 December 76. He is an A-2 category Instructor and is Staff College qualified. He stood first in the test pilots course and won the trophies for 'Best in Test Flying'. At the flying Instructors' course he won the trophy for being "Best in Ground Subjects". He was awarded commendation by Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command in 1979 and by the Chief of Air Staff in 1995.

Wing Commander Ramesh Rai was appointed Commanding officer of a Fighter Squadron on 28 December 95. On assuming command, he devoted himself with selfless commitment to raise the operational capability and performance of the Squadron. He intensified operational training learning and flying, particularly in Armament and Electronic Warfare. As a result, his Squadron won two trophies in exercise "Eklavya" for excellence in marksmanship. The Squadron undertook extensive study and trials of the Electronic Warfare Pod and evolved successful programmes and tactics against enemy Naval and Air Force radars which have now come to stay in the Air Force. Having excelled in all facets of operations, maintenance and administration, the Squadron won the "Best Fighter Squadron" trophy in the Command. These achievements were a result of his total devotion, professional dedication and leadership.

For his exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Ramesh Rai.

Unit : 16 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 29th May 1999 - No.91-Pres/99 dated 26th January 1999