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Air Vice Marshal Nalin Kumar Tandon

Service No 16030 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 15 Jun 1980 Course 125 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Jun 2016
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 15 Jun 1991Wg Cdr : 05 May 1997Gp Capt : 01 Jun 2003Air Cmde : 07 Jul 2008
AVM : 01 Jun 2012
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

22 Jun 1999 - 13 Sep 2001Wg CdrNo.51 SquadronSrinagar Commanding Officer
- 15 Oct 2006Gp Capt505 Signal UnitMemaura (Lucknow) Station Commander
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Personnel Officers
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrNalin Kumar Tandon16030 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2002
Details : Wing Commander Nalin Kumar Tandon (16030) Flying (Pilot) Wing Commander Nalin Kumar Tandon (16030) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 15 Jun 80 as a fighter pilot. In 21 years of distinguished service, he has held several important appointments, which include Senior Flight Safety and Inspection Officer of a Fighter Base and Chief Flying InstnJctor of a Training Institute. He is an A2 Qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate of Defence Services Staff College. The Officer has over 4000 hours of accident free flying on single engine aircraft to his credit. As the Chief Flying Instructor at Air Force Academy, Dundigal, he performed creditably and ensured that all the Pilot Courses completed their task well ahead of their scheduled time. For maintaining very high standards of training, he was commended by the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command and by the Chief of Air Staff in 1999. Wg Cdr Tandon took over the Command of a MIG-21 Squadron on 21 Jun 99 when 'Operation Safed Sagar' was at its peak. He exercised complete control over the situation and speared the Squadron through the rest of the operation with great dynamism. During his tenure as Commanding Officer, the Squadron touched the heights of glory. The Squadron was inspected twice by Aircrew Examination Board, and once by Directorate of Air Staff Inspection. In all the inspections the Squadron performed extremely well and was rated very high each time. The excellent performance of the Squadron has been appreciated at all levels, and the Squadron was recommended for the best fighter Squadron from Western Air Command for the year 2001 - 2002. After 'Operation Safed Sagar', the Squadron was tasked to carry out winter operations from Srinagar airfield after a gap of 15 years. Wg Cdr Tandon showed great dynamism and handled the task of winter operations in a most professional manner. Ever since, the Squadron has been operating in the Srinagar valley during winters. Under his able leadership, the Squadron also pioneered the live firing at Kharbuthang Field Firing Range; a high altitude range located in extremely hostile and difficult terrain. While according very high priority to the operational readiness of the Squadron, he never lost sight of morale and welfare of the Squadron personnel. For exceptional devotion to duty and leadership of the highest order, the Hon'bic President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Nalin Kumar Tandon.
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Reference : Gazette of India dated 29th June 2002 - No.118-Pres/2002 dated 26th January 2002 & AFD 2002 Investiture Booklet
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMNalin Kumar Tandon16030 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
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