|Service No || 16088 ||Branch || F(P) |
|Date of Birth: ||-- --- -- || || |
|Date Commissioned || 15 Jun 1980 ||Course || 125 Course |
|Service End ||Retired on 30 Dec 2016|
|Remarks : |
|Sqn Ldr : 15 Jun 1991||Wg Cdr : 05 May 1997||Gp Capt : 01 Oct 2003||Air Cmde : 07 Jan 2008|
|AVM : 13 Jun 2011|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Gp Capt||Shouvik Roy||16088 F(P)||Award Date ||Announced 26 Jan 2005|
|Details :|| Group Captain Shouvik Roy (16088) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 15 Jun 1980. He is Commanding Officer of the first Flight Refueller Aircraft (FRA) squadron of the IAF since 16 Dec 02. A Qualified Flying Instructor with more than 7000 hours of flying experience in multifarious roles, he has held several important appointments that include Instructor at Flying Instructors School, Chief Flying Instructor at Basic Flying Training School arid Commanding Officer of South Western Air Command Communication Flight.
As the first Commanding Officer of the squadron with newly acquired force multiplier aircraft, he had a series of arduous and challenging tasks ahead of him. Leading from the front and working tirelessly for long hours much beyond the call of duty, Gp Capt Roy ensured that the squadron was fully operational with its role in the shortest possible time. This involved extensive coÃ¯Â·â€œordination with various Fighter Squadrons, Stations, Command HQ and Air HQ to be followed by sorties of long duration with a variety of fighter aircraft. With his inÃ¯Â·â€œdepth knowledge and sound professionalism he formalised various operating procedures, which are being regularly practiced to exploit the immense potential of the FRA. While expanding the scope of FRA utilisation, he has effectively dovetailed the training of newly inducted aircrew. His relentless efforts have added the midÃ¯Â·â€œair refuelling capability, which the IAF was proud to showcase during the Air Force Day and also on the Republic Day. His professional competence, administrative acumen and leadership qualities make him a role model for everyone to emulate.
For his exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Group Captain Shouvik Roy. |
|Unit : 78 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 9th April 2005 - No.28-Pres/2005 dated 26th January 2005 & AFD2005 Investiture |