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Air Marshal Raj Karan Singh Shera

Service No & Branch 16315 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 05 Jan 1981 Course: 19 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 2019 Superannuated
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Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2005Air Cmde : 01 Mar 2010AVM : 01 Oct 2011Air Marshal : 03 Apr 2016
C-in-C : 01 Feb 2019
Training and Other Courses Attended
45 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 2005
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

26 Jun 2007 - 13 Aug 2009Gp Capt1 TETTRA SchoolHighgrounds (Chandig Station Commander
- Air CmdeEastern Air CommandShillong Command Engineering Officer
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Engineering A
- 01 Dec 2012AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
03 Apr 2016 - 28 Feb 2018Air MarshalMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
01 Mar 2018 - Air Force Technical College Commodore Commandant
01 Mar 2018 - 31 Jan 2019Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance
01 Feb 2019 - 31 Dec 2019Air MarshalMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrRaj Karan Singh Shera16315 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1993Announced 26 Jan 1993
Details :

Sqn Ldr Raj Karan Singh Shera has been on the posted strength of a fighter squadron in the IAF.

Sqn Ldr Shera is one of the few engineers trained in USSR on MiG-29 aircraft. He was posted to a combat Sqn, the first squadron to get converted to MiG-29. With his professional approach, he efficiently handled the complex task of setting up the first MiG-29 Squadron DSS. The proof of his efforts, especially in terms of planning and organising, was evident from the fact that within no time the squadron could commence operations in an organised fashion. He also was instrumental in the pioneering work of making 1st line servicing schedules and ORP procedures.

Due to inadequate spares support from USSR, the unserviceability of avionics spares had been affecting the serviceability of MiG29 Fleet, which had come down to 45%. At that stage, repair of avionics LRUs was thought of. The task was very challenging as no expertise, publications, circuit diagrams etc. were available. Inspite of these handicaps, Sqn Ldr RKS Shera accepted the challenge and started the repair work which was a total pioneering effort at field level. His dedicated effort resulted in recovery of LRUs. He also ventured into indigenisation of certain critical spares, thus saving huge amount of foreign exchange.

For his distinguished services of very exceptional order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr RKS Shera.

Unit : 47 Sqn
Reference : GoI19930126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMRaj Karan Singh Shera16315 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalRaj Karan Singh Shera16315 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2020Announced 26 Jan 2020
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