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Air Marshal Kuldeep Sharma

Service No 16541 Branch AE(M)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 10 Aug 1981 Course 20 AEC Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 2019
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Mar 2000Acting Gp Capt : 11 Nov 2005Gp Capt : 01 Aug 2005Air Cmde : 02 Aug 2010
AVM : 01 Jul 2013Air Marshal : 01 Jan 2017
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Apr 2011 - 29 Jul 2012Air Cmde11 Base Repair DepotOjhar Air Officer Commanding
- AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Engineering
25 Jul 2016 - 31 Jan 2019No.23 Squadron Commodore Commandant
02 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2019Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General (Aircraft)
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrKuldeep Sharma16541 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

The officer is innovative and an excellent professional. In Nov 97 a fighter fleet faced a major problem of bulging of No. 2 fuel tank and fuel leak in the air intake region. Over a period, more and more aircraft were affected with similar problems. Neither repair scheme nor the technology to undertake the repair was available in India and Russians had quoted an exorbitant cost to undertake this task. During discussions with Russians, Sqn Ldr Kuldeep Sharma used his engineering skill and sound knowledge to extract maximum possible information regarding materials, tools and the procedures to be used to undertake suitable repair on fuel tanks. He then left no stone unturned to develop the repair technology indigenously. He actively associated himself with HAL (ND) design department in preparation of repair drawings and subsequently made detailed procedures to undertake the repair.

A team of technicians pooled from the BRD and HAL (ND) headed by Sqn Ldr Kuldeep Sharma was formed to undertake the repair on five seriously affected aircraft. Numerous difficulties in terms of availability of materials, spares and tooling were faced by the team. Due to undaunting efforts put in by Sqn Leader Kuldeep Sharma, fuel tank repair on all five aircraft could be completed by Dec 98.

For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Sqn Ldr Kuldeep Sharma.

Unit : 11 BRD
Reference : GoI20000126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeKuldeep Sharma16541 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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