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Air Commodore Rashid Zafar Qureshi

Service No & Branch 18475 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 18 Aug 1986 Course: 30 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 2018 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 04 Jul 2004Gp Capt : 01 Nov 2010Air Cmde : 03 Jan 2018
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptRashid Zafar Qureshi18475 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
Details : Group Captain Rashid Zafar Qureshi (18475) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as an engineer in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) branch on 18 Aug 86. He has been the Chief Engineering Officer (CEO) of fighter base. Deputy Commandant of Electronic Warfare Range Deputy Command Engineering Officer at HQ Eastern Air Command and directing staff at Technical Type Training School (TETTRA). He was commended by Chief of the Air Staff in 2003 and Air Officer Commanding in Chief in 2000. The MiG-27 fleet was grounded due to serious engine snag requiring extensive checks on all the engines. As CEO of Air Force Station Kalaikunda he undertook the challenge and with his meticulous planning and hard work ensured timely completion of checks which resulted in revival of MiG-27 aircraft fleet in a record time. He was directly involved in the recovery of Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and other vital components of a crashed Mig-21 aircraft from under water which helped in analysing the cause of accident. During his tenure he ensured hundred percent serviceability of ageing MiG-21 (Type-77) aircraft fleet on many occasions. He was posted to the Directorate of Avionics Modifications and Simulators (DAMS) at Air HQ at a time when the directorate was going through a lean phase due to large unserviceability’s on simulators and other ground support equipment mainly due to delay in finalisation of maintenance support contracts with the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). On assuming the charge as Director. he undertook the challenge and with his dedication and meticulous handling of cases with Ministry of Defence and the OEMs, he ensured finalisation of many long outstanding maintenance support contracts. Within a short span of six months. he revived many unserviceable systems and was instrumental in enhancing the serviceability and availability of vital systems. With his personal involvement. he has successfully resolved many long outstanding warranty claims with OEM. thereby saving a substantial amount of foreign exchange. One of his outstanding achievements has been the resolution of the long outstanding issue of Su-30 simulator maintenance contract with Russia. With his dedication and skillful handling he has brought up the serviceability of laser designated pods (LDPs). Aircraft combat maneuvering instrumentation (ACMI) system and simulators. Under his leadership there has been a substantial improvement in the overall serviceability of aircraft support systems. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Rashid Zafar Qureshi. 119
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