|Service No & Branch||16554 F(P)|
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|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 11 Dec 1981||Course: 128 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 15 Dec 2004|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Wg Cdr||Manoj Kumar||16554 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1999|
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Wing Commander Mohit Kumar (14674) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 29 Dec 76 in the flying branch of the Indian Air Force. He has flown 3600 hours on single engine jet fighter aircraft. He has undergone three professional courses and is a graduate of Royal Air Force Staff College, UK, where he was adjudged the best foreign student in the course. He has been commended twice by the Chief of the Air Staff for his creditable performance, first during the instructional tenure and then as Flight Commander of a Fighter Squadron.
Wing Commander Mohit Kumar has been the Commanding Officer of a Fighter Squadron since 21 April 97. During his tenure, the Squadron has performed exceedingly well in all disciplines. His exceptional qualities of leadership and his positive spirit have been instrumental in substantial improvement in the overall performance of the Squadron. This was amply proven during inspection visits by the Aircrew Examination Board and Directorate of Air Staff Inspection wherein the Squadron excelled itself in all facets. The high professional skills of the Squadron were also displayed during air to air firing of guns, missiles and also during Exercise Vayushakti98, wherein the Squadron scored direct hits with all the weapons fired.
Under his leadership and guidance, the Squadron was well knit into a cohesive team. With his deep sense of involvement and planning, he motivated his personnel to evolve innovative tactics and indigenous ideas. He has worked over and beyond the call of duty, thereby instilling in his men a high sense of dynamism, culture of pride and spirit to win. These steps have led to vastly improved skills in operational, maintenance and administrative aspects of his unit.
For his dynamic leadership, foresight, and exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Mohit Kumar.
|Unit : 7 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 29th May 1999 - No.91-Pres/99 dated 26th January 1999|