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Group Captain Vaibhav Dutt Badoni

Service No & Branch 22738 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 18 Dec 1993 Course: 152 Course
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Fg Offr : 18 Dec 1994Wg Cdr : 18 Dec 2006Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2015
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptVaibhav Dutt Badoni22738 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2016Announced 26 Jan 2016
Details : Group Captain Vaibhav Dutt Badoni (22738) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a pilot in the flying branch on 18 Dec 1993. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and has a total of 4500 hours of accident! incident free flying on MI-8,Chetak, Cheetah and MI-35 helicopters. He served as the Flight Commander of a Cheetah unit in Op Meghdoot and a MI-35 squadron in Punjab sector. He Commanded a Mi-35 Sqn and is presently posted on staff at Advance HQ of a large Command HQ. Group Captain Badoni is an alumnus of the Defence services Staff College who was instrumental in re-raising and commanding a front line Attack Helicopter Squadron. While leading from the front, the squadron flew a large quantum of accident free flying and participated in twenty five exercises with the Indian Army. The squadron was subsequently adjudged as the best helicopter unit of the Command. With his professional acumen and flawless planning, he led the MI-35 formation during consecutive Air Force Day Parade Fly-pasts in 2010, 2011 and Vayu Shakti 2010. At the Advance HQ, the officer was singularly responsible for orchestrating of the AFNET project in absence of a technical officer in the newly established unit. He was also instrumental in setting up of Joint Army Air Operational Center and state of the art Advance HQs Briefing Room which resulted in active monitoring and meaningful conduct of Joint Operations. With a plethora of experience in conduct of Land-Air campaign, he drafted the Joint Operations Doctrine and constantly strived towards better integration and streamlined joint operations .. For distinguished service of a high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Vaibhav Dutt Badoni.
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