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Air Marshal Shirish Baban Deo

Service No 15681 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 15 Jun 1979 Course 123 Course
Service End No Details
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 15 Jun 1990Gp Capt : 16 Dec 2002Air Cmde : 01 Jan 2008AVM : 01 Jul 2010
Air Marshal : 01 Mar 2013C-in-C : 01 Jan 2015
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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

- Gp Capt501 Signal UnitBarnala Stn Cdr
- Air Cmde32 WingJodhpur AOC
- AVMComposite Battle Response and Analysis GroupGwalior AOC
01 Mar 2013 - 31 Dec 2014Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DG (Air Ops)
01 Jan 2015 - 31 Aug 2015Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong AOC-in-C
01 Sep 2015 - 31 Dec 2016Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C
01 Jan 2017 - Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi VCAS
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 4
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrShirish Baban Deo15681 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

Wing Commander Shirish Baban Deo (15681) Flying (Pilot) took over the command of a frontline fighter squadron on 19 Jan 98. His squadron was the only squadron that carried out operational flying training and other operational commitments simultaneously. Wg Cdr Deo has led the squadron from the front through out his tenure and has flown more than 700 sorties during the period. Having served as DS at Flying Instructors School and Tactics and Combat Development Establishment, he has used his experience and expertise to improve the training standards of the squadron and ensured accident free flying without sacrificing the quality of training.

The squadron has also performed extremely well during all inspection visits. Wg Cdr Deo's professional attitude, exceptional standard in weapon delivery and air combat skills have motivated the squadron pilots to maximise their potential. He has been thoroughly involved in all maintenance-related activities and has ensured the cohesiveness so essential in a combat unit. The Squadron has initiated various welfare and educational assistance schemes for airman's children, which helped in sustaining high morale of Squadron personnel.

For his exceptional qualities of leadership, devotion to duty, dynamism, safety consciousness, dedicated efforts for betterment of service and ability to inculcate professionalism, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Shirish Baban Deo.

Unit : 51 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 26th May 2001 - No.68-Pres/2001 dated 26th January 2001
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptShirish Baban Deo15681 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2007Announced 26 Jan 2007
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeShirish Baban Deo15681 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalShirish Baban Deo15681 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2016Announced 26 Jan 2016
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