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Air Marshal Satish Kumar Jain

Service No 9716 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 23 Feb 1946
Date Commissioned 16 Oct 1965 Course 94 Course
Service End Retired on 28 Feb 2006 / Died on 03 Jan 2007
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 12 Oct 1988Air Cmde : 02 Jan 1995AVM : 01 Sep 1999Acting Air Marshal : 15 Feb 2003
Air Marshal : 22 Jun 2002C-in-C : 12 Jul 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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
28 Aug 1984 - 15 Dec 1986Wg CdrNo.30 SquadronTezpur Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt27 WingBhuj Station Commander
01 Jan 1988 - Gp CaptPakistanIslamabad Air Advisor
01 Jan 1995 - 01 Jan 1996Air CmdeDSSCWellington HOTT (Air)
06 Jan 1996 - 06 Jan 1997Air Cmde8 WingAdampur Air Officer Commanding
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS Ops (C & D)
- AVMJammu & KashmirUdhampur Air Officer Commanding
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Ops Air Defence
01 Sep 1999 - 31 Jan 2000AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Additional Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Operations
15 Feb 2003 - 09 Oct 2004Air MshlTraining CommandBangalore Senior Air Staff Officer
12 Jul 2004 - 28 Feb 2006Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Air Officer Commanding in Chief
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrSatish Kumar Jain9716 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Wing Commander Satish Kumar Jain was commissioned in Oct 65. He has flown as many as 3760 hours accident-free on eighteen different types of aircraft.

He was assigned the command of a fighter squadron in Sep 84. This operational squadron also imparts flying training to freshly commissioned pilots. With superior organizational skill and total involvement, Wg Cdr Jain has reorganized and fine-tuned his squadron into a highly efficient and potent organistaion. He has been able to motivate his officers and men and has thus stepped up flying effort by 50%. Wg Cdr Jain has ensured a consistently high standard of training both for staff pilots and the trainees. With exceptional control and organization of maintenance activities, his Squadron established a record of high aircraft serviceability. In 1985-86 the Squadron recorded 100% serviceability on four occasions. No humanerror accident in 5600 hours of flying is the indicator of his direct involvement in all spheres of activities.

For his commendable organistational acumen, operational achievements and exceptional leadership qualities, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Wing Commander Satish Kumar Jain.

Unit : 30 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1987 - No.37-Pres/87 dated 26th January 1987
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSatish Kumar Jain9716 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1998Announced 26 Jan 1998
Details :

Air Commodore Satish Kumar Jain VM was commissioned in the fighter stream of IAF on 16 Oct 65. He has rendered sterling service in many important flying and staff assignments, including command of two front-line fighter stations, a fighter Squadron, and as faculty member at the Staff College. He has flown over 4100 hrs on 25 types. He was commended by the CAS and AOC-in-C Trg Command for good performance as a QFI. For his distinguished performance as Squadron Commander of a MiG­21 Squadron he was awarded the Vayu Sena Medal in 1987.

In 1988 he was selected for the post of Air Adviser at our Mission in Islamabad. He acquitted himself admirably despite the hostile environment which was appreciated by the three service HQs. As the Commander of Air Force Station Bhuj, he made significant improvements in the operational capability and maintenance record of the Station.

As AOC of AF Stn Adampur, a key operational Fighter Wing of the Air Force, through his meticulous planning, sustained hard work, and by example, he brought the Stn, its Fighter Sqns and air defence units to a pinnacle of efficiency. The operating environment and the maintenance and support facilities witnessed sweeping improvements thus enabling higher operational preparedness and 40% increase in flying hours and very high ac serviceability. He ensured significant clearance of vegetation in the airfield area and clean up of the aircraft maneuvering areas. This enabled significant reduction in incidence of bird strikes and FOD. The latter which brought down to zero from a high seven in previous year, saving the Air Force many crores. As a welfare measure, he set up a new MI room for a distant campus within the Station resources. He has also done many papers, studies and presentations including CCPA papers, the draft AST for LCA, revision of DSSC Entrance exam policy and syllabi.

Air Commodore Satish Kumar Jain VM has thus rendered distinguished service of exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19980126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSatish Kumar Jain9716 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2005Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details :

Air Marshal Satish Kumar Jain AVSM VM (9716) F(P) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in October 1965 in the fighter stream. During his distinguished service of 39 years, he has held many challenging flying and staff assignments, which include command of a fighter Sqn and two front line fighter bases, head of Air Faculty at the DSSC, Director Air Defence, ACAS (Op Concepts & Doctrine) at Air HQ, AOC J&K and the Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO), HQ Training Command. He has flown over 4200 hours on 25 different types of aircraft. He is a QFI Cat A2 and a Production Test Pilot. He was awarded the Vayu Sena Medal in 1987 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 1998. Presently he is AOC-in-C South Western Air Command since July 2004.

As Director Operations (Air Defence), Air Marshal Jain conceptualized and formulated the futuristic op requirements of modernisation of the country's air defence systems. Their implementation will have a far-reaching effect in enhancing the effectiveness of our air defence. He was also actively involved in planning and support for Op Safed Sagar, which entailed rapid deployment, adjustment and support to Air Defence forces. As the Air Officer Commanding J&K, he successfully accomplished all air logistics and fighter/ combat operations from the six airfields and numerous wheelbases in the J&K and Siachen sector. During the summer of 2000 he overcame a serious logistics crisis at the base camp due to flood-related destruction of bridges with astute employment of his limited airlift resources. The combat capability of his fleet was improved significantly through systematic training, coordination and trials in difficult terrain.

As the ACAS (Operational Concepts & Doctrine) Air Marshal Jain contributed significantly to increase international coop-eration with many countries. As the leader of the Indian Military Delegation to Tajikistan, he saved the exchequer many crores by convincing the Govt of Tajikistan to supply unused Pechora missile spares free of cost thus giving a muchneeded relief to the Pechora squadrons. His dedicated efforts led to the successful conduct of Executive Steering Group meetings with the USAF, which led to unprecedented level of IAF-USAF joint exercises. He was the nodal coordinator at Air HQ for evolution and implementation of joint staff structures pursuant to the recommendations of Group of Ministers to revamp the national security system. He drew up the road map for induction of simulators in the IAF. As SASO, HQ Training Command, Air Marshal Jain initiated concrete steps to upgrade the skills and categories of instructors and controllers, which has resulted in upgradation in large numbers. He ensured significant improvements and growth in networking and computer aided learning at all training units,

Air Marshal SK Jain has thus rendered distinguished service of most exceptional order.

Unit : SWAC
Reference : GoI20050126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
01 Jan 1968Vampire FB52IB-201Fg Offr S K Jain
Engine failure baled out