|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||13 Dec 1980||Course||126 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Mar 2018|
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|09 Mar 1998 - 14 May 2000||Wg Cdr||No.127 Helicopter Unit||Mohanbari||Commanding Officer|
|- 14 Oct 2007||Gp Capt||23 Wing||Jammu||Station Commander|
|-||Gp Capt||62 Signal Unit||Salua||Station Commander|
|-||Air Cmde||AFS New Delhi||New Delhi||Air Officer Commanding|
|-||Air Cmde||Air Force Academy||Dundigal||Deputy Commandant|
|- 10 Apr 2013||AVM||Maintenance Command||Nagpur||Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer|
|11 Apr 2013 - 31 Jan 2015||AVM||BSF||Delhi||Inspector General (Air)|
|01 Feb 2015 - 31 May 2015||Air Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director General (Flight Inspection & Safety)|
|01 Jun 2015 - 19 Jun 2016||Air Mshl||Eastern Air Command||Shillong||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|20 Jun 2016 - 31 Mar 2018||Air Mshl||National Defence Academy||Pune||Commandant|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Wg Cdr||Jasjit Singh Kler||16225 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 Marshal||Jasjit Singh Kler||16225 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2017||Announced 26 Jan 2017|
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