|Service No & Branch||18072 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 16 Dec 1963||Commissioned: 06 Dec 1985||Course: 136 Course|
|Service End:||Died in Service 20 Apr 2002|
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|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Tarique Jamil Ahmad Khan||18072 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2003||Announced 26 Jan 2003|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Tarique Jamil Ahmed Khan (18072) F (P) was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot in the IAF in 1985. A highly accomplished flier with over 3000 hours of flying experience, he is a Fighter Combat Leader, Qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. He holds 'Three Stars' for accident free flying and 'Master Green' instrument rating. He has served as a flying instructor in a flying training establishment and as flight commander in a Fighter Squadron in earlier assignments.
Sqn Ldr Khan had been on the posted strength of MiG Operational Flying Training Unit (MOFTU), wef 29 April 2001. MOFTU is the largest fighter unit of IAF and it undertakes Stage-III fighter-flying training. In the absence of a Wing Commander due to service exigencies, Sqn Ldr Khan had officiated as the Squadron Commander of MOFTU 'Alpha' Squadron from his first day in the unit.
Despite being thrust into a job with a higher work content and increased responsibility, he had performed his duties with admirable efficiency. He flew extensively and worked for long hours with sincerity and dedication, among other things, to help pass out 164 and 165 Pilots' courses in time. He had worked beyond the call of duty on many occasions to meet all tasks. During this period, trainee and staff pilots in MOFTU had performed well in all professional spheres and for this Sqn Ldr Khan had a significant part to play.
Besides his primary job, he had performed all additional responsibilities in a befitting manner. His administrative ability was stood out and he had made significant contributions in many areas of activity in the unit including construction of the MOFTU museum.
For distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Squadron Leader Tarique Jamil Ahmed Khan, posthumously.
|Unit : MOFTU|
|Reference : GoI20030126|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|01 Mar 1988||Ajeet||Fg Offr Tarique Jamil Ahmad Khan||2 Sqn||Ejected after Engine|
|20 Apr 2002||MiG-21 UM||Sqn Ldr Tarique Jamil Ahmad Khan +|
Fg Offr Deepak Dahiya +
|MOFTU||Sqn Ldr Khan and Fg|