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Air Chief Marshal Shashindra Pal Tyagi

Service No 8130 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 14 Mar 1945
Date Commissioned 31 Dec 1963 Course 86 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 2007
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1982Gp Capt : 30 Jun 1986Air Cmde : 01 Nov 1991Actg AVM : 01 Feb 1999
AVM : 16 Oct 1998Air Marshal : 01 Dec 2000AOC-in-C : 01 May 2002Air Chief Marshal : 31 Dec 2004
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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

13 Dec 1982 - 13 Oct 1985Wg CdrNo.14 SquadronAmbala CO
14 Oct 1985 - 31 Dec 1986Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Senior Instructor
01 Jan 1987 - 01 Dec 1987Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi 
01 Jan 1988 - 30 Dec 1990Gp CaptEmbassy of India, Saudi ArabiaRiyadh Air Attache
31 Dec 1990 - 20 Jun 1993Air Cmde33 WingJamnagar AOC
21 Jun 1993 - 01 Dec 1994Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Air Defence)
01 Jan 1995 - 01 Dec 1995Air CmdeNational Defence CollegeDelhi Student
01 Jan 1996 - 01 Feb 1999Air CmdeIDSADelhi 
01 Feb 1999 - 01 Sep 1999AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Int)
01 Sep 1999 - 01 Dec 2000AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Ops)
01 Dec 2000 - 30 Apr 2002Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad SASO
01 May 2002 - 31 Jan 2003Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad AOC-in-C
01 Feb 2003 - 14 Nov 2003Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar AOC-in-C
17 Nov 2003 - 31 Dec 2004Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C
31 Dec 2004 - 31 Mar 2007Air Chf MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrShashindra Pal Tyagi8130 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Wing Commander Shashindra Pal Tyagi (8130) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Air Force on 31st December, 1963. A Fighter Pilot of proven merit, he is both a qualified Pilot Attack Instructor and Fighter Combat Leader. He has participated in 1965 Indo-Pak Operations flying Hunter aircraft and in the 1971 Indo-Pak Operations flying MiG aircraft. To date, he has to his credit 2800 hours of jut fighter flying.

Since December, 1982, Wg Cdr Tyagi has been commanding a frontline Strike Fighter Squadron. The Operational role of the Sqn is very demanding and accordingly the training has had to be optimised for its operational tasks. During his tenure, the Sqn has achieved a very high level of operational preparedness and has come out with distinction in flying exercises and commitments entrusted to it. It was recently under his leadership and planning that for the first time ever, a detach ment of Fighter aircraft was able to operate from a far flung Indian island territory. During his tenure, he has displayed unending enthusiasm, dynamism and professional competence in managing both his material and manpower resources. It is a direct reflection on his leadership and the performance of the Sqn that has resulted in the Sqn being adjudged the best Fighter Sqn in Western Air Command for two years running. On the welfare front, he has introduced many novel facilities to ensure that concurrent with the high professional output, the welfare of his personnel is equally covered. Throughout his tenure, Wing Commander Shashindra Pal Tyagi has displayed a very high level of professionalism, dedication and qualities of leadership in true traditions of the Air Force.

For his devotion to duty, high professional skill and exceptional qualities of leadership, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wing Command Shashindra Pal Tyagi.

Unit : 14 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th April 1986 - No.36-Pres/86 dated 26th January 1986
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeShashindra Pal Tyagi8130 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1994Announced 26 Jan 1994
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalShashindra Pal Tyagi8130 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2003Announced 26 Jan 2003
Details : AOC-in-C CAC
Unit : CAC
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