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Air Vice Marshal Dhananjai Vishnu Wani

Service No & Branch 18568 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 06 Dec 1986 Course: 138 Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 06 Dec 1991Wg Cdr : 05 May 2003Gp Capt : 02 Mar 2009Air Cmde : 17 Jun 2013
Acting AVM : 11 Aug 2020AVM : 01 Jun 2020
Training and Other Courses Attended
69 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1985
Badges Qualified
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Wg Cdr

Air Cmde
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

07 Mar 2005 - 06 May 2007Wg CdrNo.3 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
21 May 2012 - 31 Mar 2013Gp Capt27 WingBhuj Station Commander
- Air CmdeEastern Air CommandShillong Air-I
01 Apr 2013 - 06 Apr 2014Air Cmde27 WingBhuj Air Officer Commanding
30 May 2014 - 26 Nov 2017Air CmdeEmbassy of India, RussiaMoscow Air Attache
02 Jul 2018 - 15 May 2019Air Cmde40 WingMaharajpur (Gwalior) Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Sqn LdrDhananjai Vishnu Wani18568 F(P)Award Date Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India No.28 - Pres/2000 dated 11th March 2000
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrDhananjai Vishnu Wani18568 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2006Announced 26 Jan 2006
Details :

Wing Commander Dhananjai Vishnu Wani (18568) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the IAF in 1986. Since Apr 2001 he has been a directing staff at Tactical & Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) and has been holding the appointment of officer incharge Development. A Fighter Combat Leader Course Instructor, he is an outstanding professional who has proved his mettle in various challenging assignments time and again. He flew more than 45 sorties during 'Op Safed Sagar' and was awarded 'Mention in Dispatches' for his role in the operations. He has over 2900 hrs of accident free flying, which includes 2800 sorties on various MiG-21 variants and over 1200 sorties on the Mirage 2000. He has an in-depth professional knowledge on Air Interception Radars, Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Missiles and other associated avionics of modern day Air Superiority Fighters. He has played a key role in finding operational solutions to various development tasks undertaken at TACDE.

He has been involved in the development of 'BVR' combat tactics and night combat trials for 'special Task' during his tenure at TACDE. He was in charge of developing tactics and their employment during Ex Cope India and was instrumental in the spectacular results achieved during the exercise. He was the Exercise Coordinator, responsible for all aspects of Sindex 04, the first ever IndoSingapore Fighter exercise. His innovation in efficiently utilising the Air Combat Manoeuvring Instrumentation (ACMI) station reduced the debrief time by one third at the same time improving the quality of debriefs during Sindex 04. He has contributed immensely towards both the international exercises, which has enhanced our prestige internationally. His positive attitude, mature approach and analytical ability have been instrumental in bringing about far-reaching changes in TACDE and have been a source of inspiration to others.

For distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Dhananjai Vishnu Wani.

Unit : 7 Wing
Reference : GoI20060126
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