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Air Commodore Viswajit Vasudev Dedgaonkar

Service No 18813 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 13 Jun 1987 Course 139 Course
Service End No Details
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Flt Lt : 13 Jun 1992Wg Cdr : 11 May 2004Gp Capt : 14 Dec 2009Air Cmde : 01 Jul 2014
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrViswajit Vasudev Dedgaonkar18813 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2007
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Wing Commander Vishwajit Vasudev Dedgaonkar (18813) F (P) was commissioned on 13 Jun 1987 in the flying branch of the Indian Air Force and has been the Commanding Officer of a Jaguar Squadron since 01 Jun 04, which is the only maritime squadron of the Indian Air Force.

The Officer has 3300 hrs accident free flying, of which nearly 2600 hrs are on operational aircraft. He took over the reins of the squadron after the sad and untimely demise of the previous Commanding Officer in an aircraft accident. In spite of the grief and loss suffered by the squadron, he raised the morale of all air warriors in the greater interest of service. Leading by personal example, Wing Commander Dedgaonkar instilled confidence, enthusiasm and a sense of professional pride in the squadron, thus binding it into a strong and potent fighting force.

The level of motivation instilled came to the fore within a month of his taking over command, when the squadron won the prestigious "Eklavya" trophy in SWAC for the best overall squadron in Air-to-Ground armament delivery. This trophy was again retained in 2005, thus ensuring that the squadron is adjudged the best in armament delivery for three consecutive years. During the DASI visit, the squadron was adjudged Average Plus in all aspects and was selected for Vayu Spardha. He was entrusted the task of inducting the latest variant of DARIN II Twin seater aircraft and converting the squadron from half squadron strength to full squadron strength. Starting with a limited number of experienced pilots, engineers and technicians, he has led his team with personal examples to operationalise the new aircraft. Despite the attendant pressures pertaining to new inductions and increase in squadron strength, he has ensured that the squadron did 4200 hrs of accident free hours during his tenure.

The officer has motivated his air warriors to a very high level of achievements. Despite constraints, he has shown immense courage, exceptional skill and determination to successfully undertake pioneering missions, which includes operating from Carnic Post Tsunami, participation in frequent inter service exercises and launch of Two Sea eagle Missiles in various modes. For exceptional devotion to duty, the

Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Vishwajit Vasudev Dedgaonkar.

Unit : 6 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 17th March 2007. No.90-Pres/2007 dated 26th January 2007
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeViswajit Vasudev Dedgaonkar18813 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2017Announced 26 Jan 2017
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