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Air Commodore Rakesh Marwaha

Service No & Branch 15865 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Dec 1979 Course: 124 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2015 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 14 Dec 1990Wg Cdr : 26 Aug 1996Gp Capt : 15 Feb 2003Air Cmde : 07 Jul 2008
Training and Other Courses Attended
55 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1978
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

19 Apr 1999 - 15 Aug 2001Wg CdrNo.220 SquadronHalwara Commanding Officer
25 May 2009 - 26 Sep 2010Air Cmde16 WingHashimara Air Officer Commanding
01 Oct 2010 - 28 Feb 2014Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Aerospace Safety)
16 Nov 2011 - No.220 Squadron Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptRakesh Marwaha15865 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2009Announced 26 Jan 2009
Details : Group Captain Rakesh Marwaha (15865) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot in the IAF on 14 Dec 1979. In his 28 years of distinguished service, he has held several field and staff appointments that include Commanding Officer of MiG 23 BN Squadron and Chief Operations Officer of Air Force Station, Halwara. His squadron participated in the Kargil Operations and performed creditably under his command. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and was a member of the prestigious "Thunderbolts" aerobatic display team of the IAF He is a graduate of DSSC and was the first Officer in the IAF to be nominated to undergo a one year orientation course in Nuclear Sciences at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre following which he was posted as Director Nuclear Biological and Chemical warfare at Air HQ. He was awarded Commendation by the CAS in 1997. He is presently working as Director Tactical Operations at Air HQs since 03 Jul 2006. Gp Capt Marwaha has always worked towards improving the operational efficiency of the IAF. With his knowledge, initiative, foresight and intelligence he has contributed handsomely towards meticulous analysis of all issues which have long term implication for the IAF and its defence strategy. He has been actively involved in formulating the plan for basing IAF operational assets keeping in view the future operational needs. These plans will enhance the war fighting potential of the IAF Under his leadership two important international exercises, Indradhanush-06 at Gwalior and Indradhanush-07 in United Kingdom, were conducted with the Royal Air Force. He was closely involved with the planning and execution of the exercises and ensured their safe conduct achieving all the laid down objectives. The exercises were of immense learning value for both the Air Forces and their successful conduct reflects the professional acumen of the Officer. Gp Capt Marwaha utilized his vast knowledge on operational aspects of the IAF to carry out a comprehensive review of all Air Staff Instructions and Orders pertaining to Jaguar, Mig 27 and Mig 21M aircraft. This review will substantially improve the operational training of the IAF by aligning training objectives with the changed operational environment. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Rakesh Marwaha.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
15 Nov 1988Hunter T66Flt Lt G R S Reddy
Sqn Ldr Rakesh Marwaha
20 SqnSqn Ldr Marwaha opte
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