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Air Vice Marshal Praveen Bhatt

Service No & Branch 16970 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Dec 1982 Course: 130 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 2019 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 29 Dec 1993Wg Cdr : 17 May 1999Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2006Air Cmde : 01 Sep 2009
AVM : 25 Mar 2013
Training and Other Courses Attended
61 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 198138 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Nov 199152 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2012
Badges Qualified
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Wg Cdr
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

01 Oct 1998 - Sqn LdrNo.26 SquadronPathankot Flight Commander
29 May 2000 - 11 Aug 2002Wg CdrNo.47 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
27 Mar 2006 - 08 Jul 2007Gp Capt8 Forward Base Support UnitAwantipur Station Commander
30 Jul 2007 - 24 Jul 2010Gp CaptPresident's SecretariatDelhi Deputy Military Secretary
02 Aug 2010 - 30 Dec 2011Air Cmde15 WingBareilly Air Officer Commanding
- 30 Nov 2019AVMAdvance HQ, Western Air Command (Raj)Jaipur Air Officer Commanding
- 01 Dec 2016AVMStrategic Forces CommandDelhi Chief Staff Officer (Air Vector Strategy)
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Air Defence
01 Jan 2013 - 01 Mar 2015AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
02 Mar 2015 - 30 Jun 2016AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptPraveen Bhatt16970 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 2005Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details :

Group Captain Praveen Bhatt (16970) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 29 Dec 1982 in the Flying branch of the IAF During his 22 years of distinguished service he has held important appointments, which include Flight Commander of a Fighter Squadron, Deputy Director Air Defence at Air HQ and Commanding Officer of a Fighter Squadron during Op Parakram. For his outstanding performance, he was awarded the Scudder's Medal in DSSC and the Jam Satji Sword of Honour for Fighter Combat Leader (FCL) Course. He has been commended by the AOC-in-C in 1993 and also by the Chief of Air Staff in 1995. Presently, he is posted at Directorate of Personnel (Officers), Air HQs wef 12 Aug 2002.

Gp Capt Bhatt is endowed with a high degree of initiative and sound professional knowledge. He pursues tasks with singleminded devotion. In his present assignment, he has made significant contribution in improving promotion ratios and other HRDrelated issues. He has displayed ingenuity in not only improving promotion ratios in the select rank of Wing Commander in the last two promotion boards, but has also evolved a mid-term perspective plan to sustain good promotion ratios till 2009 for most Branches by undertaking an incisive study. A computer Based Career Planning Module (CPM) that seeks convergence between officers' performance quotient, career progression and placement was initially planned to be developed with the help of civil professionals. Group Captain Bhatt took it upon himself and relentlessly pursued development of CPM for officers of Accounts and Education Branch. This has made the task of placing the right officer for the right job that much more scientific and easier.

He has undertaken research on many complex issues - rationalisation of distribution of open-posts upto the rank of Wing Commander was one such task requiring dialectic study of the last 25 years' data. His contribution to formulation of Human Resource Policies, Directives, numerous Concept Papers and HRD Studies, which required a high degree of dedication, single minded approach and ceaseless hard work, has been of the highest order.

For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Praveen Bhatt.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI20050126
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