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Group Captain Tarun Hindwan

Service No 23167 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 17 Dec 1994 Course 154 Course
Service End No Details
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Fg Offr : 17 Dec 1995Wg Cdr : 17 Dec 2007
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Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptTarun Hindwan23167 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2018Announced 26 Jan 2018
Details : Group Captain Tarun Hindwan (23167-R) was commissioned in the Flying branch of Indian Air Force on 17 Dec 94. He is on the posted strength of Air Force Station Bidar since 03 Apr 16 and working as Chief Instructor. He is a Cat 'A' Qualified Flying Instructor with a flying experience of nearly 4,000 hrs. He is a graduate from Air Command and Staff College, USA and Higher Air Command Course (HAeC) at College of Air Warfare. He was the first IAF officer to be awarded Gen Lansdale Award for his thesis during staff course abroad. He was also awarded the Commandants trophy during HACC. He has served as a Directing Staff in the prestigious Flying Instructors' School and as an Air Force Examiner in Aircrew Examining Board (AEB). In his present appointment, the officer has achieved multiple crucial milestones. At the time of his appointment the course flying was behind schedule by two months. With his exceptional ability to plan and execute tasks, the Hawk units flew more than 8,000 accident free hours in the last 10 months to regain scheduled timelines. His intense focus on quality was visible in AEB visits where the result of general subjects exams was 100% for the first time. He also ensured that operational and armament qualification status of the aircrew in both Hawk units improved from a mere eight to 32 aircrew within five months of his assuming charge. Due to this operational orientation, the Hawk units were appreciated and adjudged 'Above Average' in operational missions by the inspecting team from Directorate of Air Staff inspection (DASI) in Dec 16, who also appreciated his sustained drive towards conduct of simulator training and adjudged the same also as 'Above Average'. The unrelenting pursuit for excellence and professionalism in training resulted in AFS Bidar being awarded the best Flying Training Establishment (FTE) and the Hawk units being awarded the best Aerospace Unit trophies in Training Command for 2016. The comprehensive Hawk ac Operator Manual was compiled by the officer during initial induction of Hawk ac. He again undertook revision of operator manual with amalgamation of all pilot orders to create a complete manual. He has also effectively shouldered additional duty as officiating Station Commander on multiple occasions. He is a highly motivated officer who displays exceptional leadership, exemplary initiative and thorough involvement in professional activities making him a role model for other officers in the station. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty) to Group Captain Tarun Hindwan.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet