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Group Captain Bhuvan Mathur

Service No 22971 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 18 Jun 1994 Course 153 Course
Service End No Details
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Fg Offr : 18 Jun 1995Wg Cdr : 18 Jun 2007
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptBhuvan Mathur22971 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2018Announced 26 Jan 2018
Details : Group Captain Bhuvan Mathur (22971-H) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Flying branch of the Indian Air Force on 18 Jun 94. He is a highly experienced and qualified pilot with more than 7000 hrs of accident free flying on various platforms such a An-32, Emb-135 and BBJ aircraft (ac). He is a Qualified Flying Instructor, Type Examiner on Emb-135 and holds 'AMG' on both Embraer and BBJ ac. Gp Capt Mathur had displayed outstanding professionalism in every aspect of his work over the last two decades. Having mastered the An-32 ac in the initial years of service and being qualified on every role the platform could offer, Gp Capt Mathur was chosen to be one of the pioneers for induction and operationalization of Embraer fleet into the IAF. Since then he has continued to strengthen multifaceted operations of the fleet. He has over 2800 hrs on the Emb-135, which is second to none and was appointed as Flight Commander on 31 Ju112. He took over command of the prestigious Air Headquarters Communication Squadron on 08 Ju114. His perseverance, commitment to service, zeal to excel and transformational leadership continued to guarantee many firsts to his credit. As Commanding Officer AHCS, the unit achieved numerous feats that included the first Cat 11landing of the BBJ ac, VVIP operations at night by helicopters during Ex Iron Fist, night recovery of Mi-17 VS at Delhi under IFR conditions and operationalization of low Visibility Takeoffs (LVTO) for the BBJ and Emb-135 fleet. His involvement and inspirational leadership are evident from the fact the he captained the first LVTO in the EMB-135 (RVR 125m). He also executed the trial landing of Emb-135 for the very first time at Jagdalpur and Rourkela for PM of India. It is therefore no surprise that with his fervor to achieve operational excellence and his exceptional leadership skills, his team remained steadfast to the Squadron Motto of 'Seva aur Suraksha' and achieved an unprecedented 16500 hours of accident! incident free flying operating across all parts of the world during his tenure as Commanding Officer. As Commanding Officer of a Squadron operating four different types of aircraft, he ensured his men were equipped with adequate training and knowledge to undertake the highly challenging operational tasks. He worked tirelessly to ensure that all maintenance and administrative aspects of the Squadron were undertaken meticulously, the most critical of these being the smooth transition from Mi-8 heptrs. His foresight, remarkable eye for details and innovative approach ensured that the 96 months servicing of the Emb-135, the 72 month servicing of BBj ac, VIP modification of the Mi-17 VS heptrs and completion of Integrated Squadron Headquarters were executed flawlessly with strict adherence to all provisions of the contract. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to duty) to Group Captain Bhuvan Mathur.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet