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Group Captain Rajesh Joshi

Service No & Branch 21502 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Dec 1991 Course: 148 Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 14 Dec 1996Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Sep 2012
Training and Other Courses Attended
79 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1990
Badges Qualified
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Flt Lt
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptRajesh Joshi21502 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2016Announced 26 Jan 2016
Details : Group Captain Rajesh Joshi (21502) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a pilot in the flying branch on 14 Dec 1991 and has 2400 hours of flying experience on various aircraft. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College. He has commanded a Pechora Squadron and has held the appointments JD Ops(lEW) and Director Flying Exercises at Air HQ. He was awarded an Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Commendation on 26 Jan 97 and Chief of the Air Staff Commendation on 08 Oct 2008. As Director Flying Exercises at Air HQ, he was instrumental in conduct of Exercise Live Wire after a gap of five years. His vision and foresight was also visible as head of the team for deployment of Indian Air Force Mission Planning and Collaboration Tool (IMPACT) which is deployed as a major tool in conducting flying exercises for the entire IAF. As Chief Operations Officer at a premier fighter base, his in depth knowledge of operations ensured simultaneous operation of main and standby Terminal Weapon Control Centre, fabrication of rescue ladder for SU-30 locally and modification of Blast Pens. His proactive approach and innovativeness resulted in a high degree of operational orientation of the Station which was graded Average Plus by Directorate of Air Staff Inspection and appreciated by various dignitaries from Air HQs and Command HQs. His operational orientation and attention to details ensured simultaneous winter outstation detachment of four squadrons during which a large quantum of accident free flying was undertaken at base. The officer promptly attained his 'Ops Day' status on MiG-21 (T-96) and regularly flies as Supervisor which has immensely benefitted Op training and up gradation of pilots of local fighter squadron. The careful planning and distribution of Annual Training Grant under his directions has significantly improved the training infrastructure at the station. For distinguished service of a high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Rajesh Joshi.
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