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Group Captain Hrushikesh Jagannath Page

Service No 23566 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 17 Jun 1995 Course 155 Course
Service End No Details
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jun 1996Wg Cdr : 17 Jun 2008
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptHrushikesh Jagannath Page23566 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2016Announced 26 Jan 2016
Details : Group Captain Hrushikesh Jagannath Page (23566) was commissioned to in the Indian Air Force as a pilot in the flying branch on 17 JU.195. The officer is posted as Commanding Officer of a RPA Squadron since 22 Apr 13. Gp Capt Page is a qualified flying instructor with vast experience on the Mig-21 aircraft. His instructional ability and mentoring of young fighter pilots was appreciated and he was commended by the AOC-in- C. He was instrumental in the planning and execution of the permanent relocation of a training unit in EAC. The officer underwent the Defence Services Staff Course where he was adjudged the Best in Campaign Planning and also awarded the OS Grading. As SAS&IO of a large fighter base, he was, on multiple occasions, adjudged the Best Aerospace Safety Manager in WAC. During this tenure the Officer encountered a critical aircraft emergency which he handled exceptionally and was awarded the Commendation by the CAS. He converted to the RPA fleet and in a short time got categorized as internal pilot and achieved the qualification of Mission Commander. As Commanding Officer of the RPA Sqn the officer has ensured that his unit has performed admirably and competently in all aspects of Operations, Maintenance and Administration. The unit flew a total of 1314 h during his tenure without any human error accident or incident. The unit was adjudged the Best RPA Squadron in the Command and also won all the Ex Eklavya trophies for the year 20I3 - 14.The Directorate of Air staff Inspection too judged the operational capability of the unit as average plus. Under his effective leadership the moral of the unit remained high and the unit achieved many operational milestones. He has submitted various operational oriented papers to enhance the op capability of IAF. He was instrumental in planning and validating the RPA Op Philosophy during the AF Level EW Exercise. For exceptional devotion to duty. Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty) to Group Captain Hrushikesh Jagannath Page.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet