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Air Vice Marshal Suresh Chandra Vohra

Service No 6713 Branch LGS
Date of Birth: 18 Jul 1942
Date Commissioned 10 Nov 1962 Course 24 GDOC Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 2000
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 11 Jan 1988Acting Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1993Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1993AVM : 01 Jul 1995
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- Gp Capt27 Equipment DepotTughlakabad Commanding Officer
27 Nov 1992 - 29 Sep 1994Air Cmde24 Equipment DepotManauri Air Officer Commanding
01 Jul 1995 - 21 Mar 1999AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer in-charge Logistics Management
22 Mar 1999 - 31 Jul 2000AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Logistics
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSuresh Chandra Vohra6713 LGSAward Date 26 Jan 1994Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details :

Air Cmde Suresh Chandra Vohra was commissioned on 10 Nov 62 in the Logistics Branch of the Air Force.

Whilst being the Chief Logistics Officer at No 25 ED, a number of new weapon systems were inducted in IAF for which No 25 ED was designated as the stock-holding depot. Air Cmde Vohra, within existing resources of the ED created necessary storage space and infrastructure to absorb the additional inventory which accounted for a saving of Rs. 1.6 crores approximately. He retrieved 407 time barred loans valued at Rs. 24 crores. Thereafter he commanded 27 ED creditably.

Air Cmde Vohra after taking over Command of 24 ED, started the task of computerisation of inventory right from day one. Though hardware was yet to be received, one available PC XT and printer were utilised to start computerisation of Jaguar inventory, which constitutes 25% of the Depot holdings and is valued at over Rs. 700 crores. The task was completed in the short period of four months. This was achieved entirely within the existing resources.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Air Cmdr SC Vohra.

Unit : 24 ED
Reference : GoI19940126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMSuresh Chandra Vohra6713 LGSAward Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Suresh Chandra Vohra (6713) Lgs was posted as Air Officer-in-charge Logistics Management at HQ MC from 10 Jul 95 to 21 Mar 99. He is a graduate of National Defence College and has undergone a number of professional courses besides holding prestigious appointments including command of two of the Equipment Depots. He is a recipient of the Vishisht Seva Medal and has been commended twice by the CAS and once by an AOC-in-C.

The provisioning and procurement responsibility of aircraft spares of Kiran Mk­I & II, HPT-32, Dornier and Cheetah/Chetak helicopters along with clothing and MT spares was transferred from Air HQs to HQ MC on an experimental basis with effect from 01 Apr 96. AVM SC Vohra took charge of new commitment and applied his professional and managerial skills with zeal and enthusiasm to produce commendable results. Specific achievements are given in subsequent paragraphs.

He ensured adequate and speedy availability of aircraft spares by proper forecasting and initiating timely procurement. The serviceability of these centralized fleets during the last two years has been very high and much above the target. The MPE figure was reduced voluntarily thus resulting in reduced inventory carrying cost as well as cash outflow. Though the net saving in this regard have not been calculated, these would however run into crores. 100% availability of clothing items has been ensured while reducing the expenditure. This was achieved by regular monitoring of various locations, frequent reviews and positioning of stocks directly at nodal points instead of centralized stocking which also meant reduced inventory carrying cost.

Air Vice Marshal SC Vohra has made innovations in the field of Logistics Management, which have far­reaching impact.

Air Vice Marshal SC Vohra VSM, has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20000126