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Squadron Leader Devender Kumar Sharma

Service No & Branch 8689 F(P)

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Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 01 Aug 1964 Course: 89/90 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 1984
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrDevender Kumar Sharma8689 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1984Announced 26 Jan 1984
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Squadron Leader Devendar Kumar Sharma was commissioned in the IAF in March 1965. Having served in various assignments related to his Branch, the officer was appointed as Public Relations Officer in 1975. At present he is posted as the Public Relations Officer (Air Force) in the Directorate of Public Relations in the Ministry of Defence.

The officer's tenure in the field of Public Relations has coincided with a period of increasing public attention on various aspects relating to the Air Force. As a link between the Air Force and the media, the officer has established a close rapport with all agencies concerned in projecting a positive image of the Air Force.

The devotion and competence exhibited by him in promoting the various programmes of the Air Force in the Golden Jubilee Year is highly praiseworthy. He has been able to project the image of the IAF, as a modern, balanced force capable of defending the nation's air space, and lend required support to the ground forces and the civil authorities.

The officer has been the media controller during the Asian Games. During the NonAligned Summit Meet, 1983, he was responsible for looking after the media needs.

For his contribution in the Public Relations field of a very high order, professionalism and deep sense of involvement, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Squadron Leader Devendar Kumar Sharma.

Unit : DPR
Reference : GoI19840126
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