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Air Commodore Ashutosh Dixit

Service No 18558 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 06 Dec 1986 Course 138 Course
Service End No Details
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 06 Dec 1991Wg Cdr : 05 May 2003Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2009Air Cmde : 17 Jun 2013
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrAshutosh Dixit18558 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2006
Details : Wing Commander Ashutosh Dlxlt (18558) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force on 06 Dec 1986. He took over the Command of a fighter squadron on 15 Dec 2003 along with its rejuvenation and re-equipping with Mirage-2000 aircraft. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor, Test Pilot and has completed his staff course in Bangladesh.Re-equipping of the Sqn was smooth thanks to the meticulous planning and perfect execution under the guidance of Wg Cdr Dixit. The operational, maintenance and administrative activities were finely coordinated, all the requirements were worked out and the resources requisitioned with great care. It was due to his foresight, planning abilities and good leadership that as soon as the aircraft arrived in the Squadron, the Squadron commenced regular and full-fledged Hying operations. The Squadron has successfully completed 500 Flying hours during the period 15 Dec 2004 to 31 Mar 2005 under his able guidance.Wg Cdr Dixit was also given the onerous task of planning and conduct of the acceptance flights and ferry of the ten new Mirage-2000 aircraft from France to India. He conducted this In two batches and both times the ferry was completed flawlessly and as per the schedule. The superb efficiency of the ferry and the professional manner in which It was conducted was only possible due to the dedication and hard work of Wg Cdr Dixit.The officer carried out research into the functioning of Mirage Mission Preparation System (MIPSY) on his own initiative and his effort helped SDI to further refine the software. He also conceptualised and implemented a complete mission-planning package for the MIPSY. This system was used successfully during Ex Golden Eagle in South Africa and the ferry of M-2000 from France.A disciplined officer who unmindful of his personal comforts, willingly undertakes prolonged hours of work and has been instrumental in bringing about professionalism amongst his personnel.For exceptional devotion to duty. The Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Ashutosh Dixit.
Unit : 9 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 18th March 2006 - No.30-Pres/2006 dated 26th January 2006 & AFD2006 Investiture
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAshutosh Dixit18558 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
Details : Group Captain Ashutosh Dixit, VM (18558) Flying (pilot) was commissioned on 06 Dec 86 as a fighter pilot. In his 23 years of distinguished service, he has flown 3200 hours on more than 20 types of aircraft. The officer is a Qualified F1yingInstructor and an Experimental Test Pilot. He has been an instructor at the Air Force Test Pilots School, CO of a newly formed Mirage-2000 squadron and also of the Flight Test Squadron. He is presently Director Air Staff Requirements Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) at Air Headquarters. As Commanding Officer of the newly formed M-2000 squadron, the officer was instrumental in setting up all the facilities and the squadron commenced operations in shortest possible time. The squadron maintained highest serviceability in the fleet and during DASI inspection was graded the best squadron of the fleet under his command. As the Officer Commanding F1ight Test squadron, the officer directed the indigenous upgrade projects for Jaguar and MiG-27 aircraft, took active part in them and brought them to a logical conclusion, thus adding significant operational capability to IAF. The officer was then made responsible for all aspects of MMRCA procurement for the IAF. MMRCA is a very important project for the IAF where the outcome would shape the IAF's operational capability for decades together. Under the leadership of Gp Capt Dixit, the technical evaluation of six very complex offers was completed in record time. The officer was instrumental in the planning and conduct of the Field Evaluation Trials for all the six participants. The field evaluations were very complex in nature. The complete spectrum of the aircraft operations, radar, EW systems and weapons were to be evaluated. While the evaluations were comprehensive in nature, the guidelines of Defence Procurement Procedures were also followed meticulously. Equal opportunity and level playing field was provided to each participant. This was done by creation of a trial methodology that encompassed every aspect of evaluation. The officer led the team and took part in all stages of the trials. He undertook flying on different types as test pilots. His flight test acumen, analytical skills and in-depth grasp of the flight test procedures demonstrated during the field evaluations. The field evaluations were conducted in the most professional manner and were completed on schedule. The professional conduct of field evaluations was acknowledged by participating foreign air forces and industry. They also stated that they have never undergone such a meticulously conducted trials. The report preparation was undertaken by the officer diligently and was done exceptionally well so that Staff Evaluations at Air HQ can be carried out appropriately. The officer has shown extra-ordinary ability of foresight, planning and execution during the field evaluation trials of MMRCA aircraft The officer is disciplined, motivated and dependable and has displayed his ability to undertake complex tasks. His demeanor and conduct during the evaluations was of a very high standard and was impressive. For his professionalism, thorough knowledge and distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Ashutosh Dixit, VM.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet