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Air Marshal Jasjit Singh Kler

Service No 16225 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 13 Dec 1980 Course 126 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 2018
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 13 Dec 1991Wg Cdr : 05 May 1997Gp Capt : 01 May 2004Air Cmde : 07 Jan 2008
AVM : 13 Jun 2011Air Marshal : 02 Feb 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

09 Mar 1998 - 14 May 2000Wg CdrNo.127 Helicopter UnitMohanbari Commanding Officer
- 14 Oct 2007Gp Capt23 WingJammu Station Commander
- Gp Capt62 Signal UnitSalua Station Commander
- Air CmdeAFS New DelhiNew Delhi Air Officer Commanding
- Air CmdeAir Force AcademyDundigal Deputy Commandant
- 10 Apr 2013AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
11 Apr 2013 - 31 Jan 2015AVMBSFDelhi Inspector General (Air)
01 Feb 2015 - 31 May 2015Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General (Flight Inspection & Safety)
01 Jun 2015 - 19 Jun 2016Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
20 Jun 2016 - 31 Mar 2018Air MshlNational Defence AcademyPune Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrJasjit Singh Kler16225 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

Wing Commander Jasjit Singh Kler (16225) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the flying branch on 13 Dec 80. A Qualified Flying Instructor, he has 6800 hours of flying to his credit including 700 hours towards Op Meghdoot. He was specially selected for an instructional tenure in Namibia in 1996. He has been twice awarded Commendations by the Chief of the Air Staff, the first in Jan 90 and the second in Jan 93. In recognition of his professional competence, the officer was selected to conduct the first ever type QFI course on helicopters in 1998.

Wg Cdr Kler commanded a Helicopter Unit for over two years. Shortly after assuming command, the officer was assigned the onerous responsibility of formulating an operating procedure for Air Sea Search and Rescue, a task he executed admirably. He later validated the procedures himself by undertaking twelve missions over the sea.

Wg Cdr Kler realised the enormity of his task towards bringing up the operational status of his Unit. Adverse weather, relative inexperience of his aircrew and seemingly insurmountable maintenance problems, all came in his way. He addressed each issue through a two-pronged strategy. First, he accelerated the categorisation and roleclearances of his aircrews, through a wellfocused training schedule. Through excellent liaison with the Wing and Command, he progressively streamlined his maintenance activities and built up and sustained his fleet of Mi-17s. The net result was a significant jump in the operational capability of his Unit. During his tenure, the Unit flew 4400 hours, airlifting over 5000 MT load, all the while maintaining an unblemished safety record.

Leading by example, Wg Cdr Kler completed his own area-familiarisation and operational role clearances in record time. Through his personal involvement, all operating procedures were reviewed to ensure a safe environment for his relatively young aircrew. The officer's capability was such that he was often called upon to undertake special missions by Command Headquarters.

For exceptional devotion to duty, exemplary leadership and conduct, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Jasjit Singh Kler.

Unit : 127 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 26th May 2001 - No.68-Pres/2001 dated 26th January 2001
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalJasjit Singh Kler16225 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2017Announced 26 Jan 2017
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