|Service No & Branch||7693 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: 05 Oct 1943||Commissioned: 28 Oct 1963||Course: 85 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Oct 1997 / Died on 20 Sep 2020||Nick Name : Fats|
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|15 Mar 1982 - 08 Jul 1984||Wg Cdr||No.8 Squadron||Tezpur||Commanding Officer|
|- 01 Dec 1984||Gp Capt||17 Forward Base Support Unit||Thiruvananthapuram||Station Commander|
|09 Dec 1986 - 27 Jan 1989||Gp Capt||34 Wing||Bhaisana (Bhatinda)||Station Commander|
|28 Jul 1992 - 29 Jul 1995||Air Cmde||Embassy of India, Russia||Moscow||Air Attache|
|16 Jan 1996 - 31 Oct 1997||Air Cmde||Southern Air Command||Trivandrum||Air-I|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Vasudevan Vatsalan Nair||7693 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|