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Air Vice Marshal Mahender Kumar Guleria

Service No & Branch 17130 AE(M)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 25 Feb 1983 Course: 23 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 2018 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 May 2001Gp Capt : 01 Jan 2007Air Cmde : 16 May 2011AVM : 01 Dec 2014
Training and Other Courses Attended
47 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 2007
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Dec 2013 - 09 Dec 2014Air CmdeAir Force Technical CollegeJalahalli Commandant
10 Dec 2014 - AVMTraining CommandBangalore Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrMahender Kumar Guleria17130 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2005Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details :

Wg Cdr Guleria has displayed exemplary professional vision and commitment to Service to bring about a distinct and qualitative improvement in the maintenance capabilities of the Station. Setting up of the Model MCC and night facilities for second line servicing of MiG-21 aircraft in a blast pen are unique Achievements. During "Operation Parakaram", he worked with tremendous dedication in meeting the maintenance related requirements of four Fighter Squad rons, two Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Squadrons, a Pechora Squadron and three Radar Units. He led his personnel from the front and worked tirelessly without a break to sustain 75 per cent serviceability.

The officer has contributed immensely in setting up maintenance facilities and streamlining technical procedures for the newly inducted UAV Squadron. He has been instrumental in setting up of the Technical Type training School for UAV at this Station and conducting courses since 11 Nov 2002.

He has played a stellar role in fabricating a number of innovative testers/rigs and an indigenous Camera Junction Unit (CJU) for a Fighter Reconnaissance aircraft, thereby saving precious foreign exchange. The indigenisation of CJU alone has resulted in a saving of Rs. 8.8 Lakhs. In addition, his efforts for indigenisation of critically required cooling part for UAV squadron have been successful. This alone has resulted in saving approximately Rs. 19 Lakhs on a single piece. The saving would be many times more depending upon the number of pieces ordered for various other Squadrons.

For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Mahender Kumar Guleria.

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Reference : GoI20050126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMMahender Kumar Guleria17130 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2018Announced 26 Jan 2018
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