|Service No || 17135 ||Branch || F(P) |
|Date of Birth: ||-- --- -- || || |
|Date Commissioned || 28 May 1983 ||Course || 131 Course |
|Service End ||Retired on 28 Feb 2011|
|Remarks : |
|Wg Cdr : 15 May 2000||Gp Capt : 01 Feb 2007||Air Cmde : 01 Jan 2010|
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.
|09 Dec 2002 - 06 Mar 2005||Wg Cdr||No.3 Squadron||Ambala ||CO |
|01 Jul 2008 - 21 Sep 2009||Gp Capt||8 Forward Base Support Unit||Awantipur ||Stn Cdr |
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Wg Cdr||Harish Nayani||17135 F(P)||Award Date ||Announced 26 Jan 2005|
|Details :|| Wing Commander Nayani Harish (17135) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the flying branch of the LAF on 28 May 1983. He is commanding Officer of a frontline fighter squadron since 05 Dec 2002.
Wg Cdr Harish took over command of the Squadron at a critical juncture when the squadron was in the process of inducting the Bison aircraft. At that time, the fleet was beset by teething problems and frequent snags with an overall serviceability in the region of 30%. Utilizing his experience as a Test Pilot and technical knowledge of the aircraft and its systems, he responded to the clarion call and dealt with the problem at hand with professionalism. With commendable foresight and clarity of thought he adopted a proÃ¯Â·â€œactive approach and kept higher formations informed of the problem and suggested viable solutions. As a result of his untiring efforts, the serviceability state of the squadron improved drastically and presently stands at an average of 70%.
The induction of the Bison aircraft ushered in advanced systems and weapons into the service. With sustained involvement and determination, Wg Cdr Harish formulated sound standard operating procedures and checklists to effectively utilise the aircraft as a weapons system. A large number of pilots were successfully converted onto the type and were distributed to other Bison squadrons to propagate the knowledge and training thus gained. The success and high professional standards displayed by the squadron in various exercises at national as well as international level stand testimony to the professionalism and dedication of the officer. The officer also formulated a detailed Air Test Proforma to be followed for the Bison aircraft.
For his professionalism, dedication and exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu. Sena Medal to Wing Commander Nayani Harish. |
|Unit : 3 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 9th April 2005 - No.28-Pres/2005 dated 26th January 2005 & AFD2005 Investiture |