|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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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Wg Cdr||Ashutosh Dixit||18558 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 Capt||Ashutosh Dixit||18558 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 2011||Announced 26 Jan 2011|
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