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Air Commodore Rohit Mahajan

Service No 19187 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 19 Dec 1987 Course 140 Course
Service End No Details
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 19 Dec 1992Acting Wg Cdr : 14 Aug 2004Wg Cdr : 11 May 2004Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2010
Air Cmde : 01 Sep 2015
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrRohit Mahajan19187 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2009Announced 26 Jan 2009
Details : Wing Commander Rohit Mahajan (19187) Flying (pilot) was commissioned as a Helicopter Pilot on 19 Dec 1987. He is a Helicopter Combat Leader and Right-Hand Seat Check Pilot. A Graduate of Defence Services Staff College, he had been in Command of an Operational Mi-17 unit from 10 Oct 2005 to 17 Feb 2008. He had also been a part of UN Peace Keeping Contingent to Congo. In his tenure as CO, the officer has brought to bear his vast and valuable operational experience in honing as well as enhancing the operational capability of his unit. This has singularly contributed 10 the unit achieving a record of 4300 hours of accident/incident (human error) free flying with he himself flying 1100 hours during his tenure. A dedicated and committed supervisor, he was instrumental in the unit's substantial jump in the operational and combat orientation. Starting with two aircraft and 80 hours / month, the unit averaged 175 hours / month with a quantum rise in operational role training by six times, night effort four times and Night Vision Goggles (NVG) training tenfold during his tenure. He always led from the front in all the diverse Operational roles as well as important operations, be it Air Maintenance or NVG, his involvement in planning and executing these missions had been exemplary and noteworthy. High altitude operations Ex-Tawang including Small Team Insertion and Exertion Operations undertaken by him were first of their kind. In spite of the unit being tasked heavily with numerous operational commitments in one of the most crucial. sectors, his ability to marshal his men and resources under challenging circumstances led to the best aircraft serviceability of MI-17 fleet in Eastern Air Command (EAC). The unit was also adjudged the best helicopter unit in EAC during Ex-Vajra Spardha. All this wouldn't have been possible but for foresight of a high order and exceptional leadership displayed by Wg Cdr Mahajan. Sensitive and considerate to welfare of his subordinates, he had always worked hard towards all round improvement in the working environment. Despite his involvement in other activities of the station, he always ensured that the unit maintained a very high level of operational readiness, backed by efficient maintenance and proactive administration. His dynamic leadership, personal example and lively enthusiasm ensured a well-knit fighting team for undertaking any commitment. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Rohit Mahajan.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet