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Air Commodore Vasudevan Vatsalan Nair

Service No 7693 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 05 Oct 1943
Date Commissioned 28 Oct 1963 Course 85 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Oct 1997
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 21 Jun 1982Gp Capt : 19 May 1986Acting Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1991Air Cmde : 08 May 1991
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1981 - Wg CdrNo.8 Squadron Commanding Officer
09 Dec 1986 - 27 Jan 1989Gp Capt34 WingBhaisana (Bhatinda) Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg Cdr Vasudevan Vatsalan Nair7693 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

Wing Commander Vasudevan Vatsalan Nair is the Commanding Officer of a frontline Fighter Squadron.

Wing Commander Nair has always displayed leadership of high order, organizational ability, ingenuity, dedication and devotion to duty. Under his able leadership and guidance the Squadron won many laurels bringing repute to the Wing and to the Command. Under his command, the Squadron maintained a safe environment, carried out 5481 hours of accident-free flying notwithstanding severe and unpredictable weather conditions and extended working hours. In the very first year of his command, the Squadron was rated the Best Categorised Squadron (Supersonics) and won the IAF Instrument Rating Trophy. With his guidance in 1983-84, the Squadron won the prestigious and coveted IAF Flight Safety Trophy for being the Best Supersonic Squadron of the Year. These commendable achievements are attributable to ingenuity, hard work, dedication and exemplary leadership of Wg Cdr Nair.

The success of the ceremony of Colour Presentation to the Squadron on 05 Mar 84 was the result of Wg Cdr Nair's administrative excellence, his meticulous planning, hard work and personal involvement coupled with organizational ability under trying circumstances.

A fighter pilot to the core, Wg Cdr Nair has to his credit 2670 hours of supersonic jet flying.

For his outstanding leadership, unflagging zeal, absolute devotion to duty, unflinching loyalty and professionalism, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wing Commander Vasudevan Vatsalan Nair.

Unit : 8 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 6th April 1985 - No.29-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1985