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Air Marshal Tej Mohan Asthana

Service No 7672 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 10 Jun 1944
Date Commissioned 28 Oct 1963 Course 85 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Jun 2004 / Died on 03 Jan 2016
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 08 Feb 1982Gp Capt : 19 May 1986Acting Air Cmde : 07 Jan 1991Air Cmde : 07 Jan 1991
AVM : 01 Feb 1996Air Marshal : 01 Aug 2000C-in-C : 18 Mar 2002
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

11 Aug 1981 - 23 Oct 1983Wg CdrNo. 28 SquadronTezpur CO
17 Dec 1992 - 01 Jan 1995Air Cmde8 WingAdampur AOC
- 31 Dec 1998AVMAdvance HQ, Western Air CommandChandimandir AOC
01 Jan 1999 - 30 Aug 1999AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Ops)
01 Sep 1999 - AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (PO)
01 Aug 2000 - 30 Nov 2000Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad SASO
01 Dec 2000 - 17 Mar 2002Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DCAS
18 Mar 2002 - 31 Dec 2002Air MshlSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum AOC-in-C
10 Jan 2003 - 30 Jun 2004Air MshlStrategic Forces CommandDelhi C-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrTej Mohan Asthana7672 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Wing Commander Teja Mohan Asthana (7672) Flying (Pilot) has been on the posted strength of Tactics & Combat Development & Training Establishment, AF since 24 Oct 83. This is the second tenure of this Officer in this Establishment where he had spent over 2 years earlier. During this tenure he has held the portfolios of officer i/c Operations, Officer i/c Development and is currently the Deputy Commandant of the Establishment.

During his tenure as the Officer i/c Development he has been the guiding spirit behind the sudden surge of development activity that this Establishment has undertaken since mid 1984. This was indeed a very sorely needed fillip to the Establishment which had got so involved with training flying that Development work had virtually ground to a halt. The Air Force felt the need for new ideas and concepts from this Premier Establishment, and in Wg Cdr TM Asthana we found the man to match this need. His untiring efforts, long hours of hard work and total dedication to the job at hand lifted this Establishment out of the doldrums. He has an absolutely professional approach and the patience born of knowledge which is so vital towards development work. During his tenure as O i/c Development this Establishment has completed trials on a number of Air Combat and Ground Attack aspects of operations which have changed out basic ideas of Combat and applied them to real time situations. His attention to detail and thoroughness has ensured that all these ideas have gone out to the Air Force in clear unequivocal terms.

There is no doubt that Wg Cdr TM Asthana is the guiding spirit behind the sudden renaissance of development work in this Establishment. For his professionalism, keenness, dedication and sheer hard work, the President is pleased to award VAYU SENA MEDAL to Wing Commander Teja Mohan Asthana.

Unit : TACDE
Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th April 1986 - No.36-Pres/86 dated 26th January 1986
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeTej Mohan Asthana7672 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1995Announced 26 Jan 1995
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 11th March 1995 - No.94 - Pres/95 dated 26th January 1995
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalTej Mohan Asthana7672 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2002Announced 26 Jan 2002
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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