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Air Marshal Hemant Sharma

Service No 15941 Branch AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 07 Jan 1980 Course 17 AEC Course
Service End No Details
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 May 1999Air Cmde : 01 Jun 2009AVM : 01 Oct 2011Air Marshal : 02 Apr 2016
C-in-C : 01 Jun 2017
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- 06 May 2014AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad SMSO
- 31 May 2017Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DG (Systems)
01 Jun 2017 - Air MshlMaintenance CommandNagpur AOC-in-C 34th in line as per press article
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptHemant Sharma15941 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2004Announced 26 Jan 2004
Details :

Group Captain Hemant Sharma (15941) Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering Branch of the IAF in Jan, 1980. He has held the appointments of Senior Technical Officer (STO) of a fighter Sqn, Chief Engineering Officer (CEO) of a Forward Base Support Unit (FBSU) and Joint Director at Air HQ. Presently, he is held on the posted strength of Air HQ since 01 Apr 2000.

During his first posting as Engineering Officer, he displayed extraordinary professional competence and retrieved four Caribou ac, grounded for seven years, after carrying out modification to propeller feathering system. As STO of MiG-25 Sqn, he ensured high operational status by carrying out 3rd and partial 4th line servicing of ac at Unit level, as no repair depot existed for this ac. He also ensured successful induction of vital systems for frontline fighter aircraft in the shortest time possible. At Air Force Station, Gwalior, he set up maintenance facility to repair electronic items of ground-based systems that were earlier sent to France. This resulted in savings of close to one crore rupees in foreign exchange. For his professional excellence, he was commended by the CAS. During his tenure as CEO Air Force Station, Naliya, the unit was adjudged the best FBSU.

As Chief Engineer Telephones at Air HQ, he has been instrumental in setting up computer network connectivity between all Directorates at Air HQ (VB) and Air HQ (RKP). Through ingenious methods he set up data connectivity with Western Air Command by utilising available hardware. Presently, as JD AWACS, he is handling important projects such as Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) and all air defence radars. With his absolute involvement, zeal and enthusiasm he has been able to ensure fast progress on all new schemes. As a result, the Directorate has been able to conclude procurement of two important projects and two more are nearing completion.

For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Hemant Sharma.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI20040126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMHemant Sharma15941 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
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