Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the year 1975


A total of 20 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 20 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Krishan Murari Rishi 3986 ACCTUnit : 1 Op Group  Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
Details :

Wing Commander Rishi during his long service of 24 years has rendered valuable service to the Air Force by setting up efficient accounting service at a number of units. At HQ No. 1 (Opl) Group, IAF he was one of the pioneers. As a result of his drive, initiative, resourcefulness, sustained hard work, planning and coordination, single handedly he was able to streamline and transform the accounting organisation to a very high order of efficiency thereby helping the administration to exercise most effective fiscal control. Himself being a keen sportsman of standing, he devoted himself whole heartedly for promotion of sports and welfare among the personnel of No. 1 (Opl) Group, IAF.

Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for his leadership, high professional competence and distinguished service of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Bana Behari Bhattacharjee 3999 EDNUnit : Air Head Quarters  Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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Wing Commander Bana Behari Bhattacharjee has served with distinction in a number of staff appointments. While posted as Deputy Director Education at Air Headquarters, he made significant contribution towards improving the education facilities for the children of service personnel and development of units schools. He has also been responsible for improvement in the Indian Air Force Quarterly and Air Headquarters Reference and Technical Library.

Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Gowrishankar Narayan Baindur 4064 AE(M)Unit : Air Head Quarters  Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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Group Captain Gowrishankar Narayan Baindur (4064) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) of the Indian Air Force in January, 1950. He has served with credit an a number of appointments at units, Eastern Air Command and Air Headquarters.

Group Captain Gowrishankar Narayan Baindur served in the Directorate of System Evaluation in Air Headquarters from its inception in 1970 till April, 1973. He has been outstanding leader of various study teams constituted in the Directorate. Because of his very hard work, wide ranging knowledge and in-depth examination of the whole gamut of the mechanism of the Air Force, he has been a prime contributor to the successful studies carried out in various fields. They have encompassed policy making, direction and the working level in the Air Force and have ranged from the constitution of a MiG Squadron to the evaluation of technical effort in war and the optimization of the total resources at a Wing. These studies have generated a change in the perspective in which systems are now viewed in the Air Force. Besides leading to a significant savings in manpower, material and other sources, Group Captain Baindur's work has contributed to an increase in operational potential of units.

Because of his example, zeal and drive Group Captain Baindur has been able to weld his officers into an impartial, capable and homogenous team who have carried out their studies and indicated their reports without fear or favour. Because of his initiative, clear thinking and intuition and perspicacity he has been a noticeable influence in putting the new Directorate working in a totally unfamiliar and alien field, on a path which should result in the optimization of resources and cost effectiveness of systems in the Air Force as a whole.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Vinay Kumar Vaish 4184 LGSUnit : Western Air Command  Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
Details : Citation Not Available.
Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Rathindra Nath Sen 4374 AE(L)Unit : Air Force Academy  Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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Wing commander Sen carried out a through project study for setting up of 35 mm movie projection system in the Air Force Academy from Air Force Welfare Funds, Funds generated from this venture were channeled towards construction of an open Air Theater, which again was designed by Wing Commander Sen after a second project study. The personal interest taken by him in contacting Local Government and private agencies for release of steel, cement, and other restricted quota items, and getting the project going with rapidity speaks highly of his initiative. The theater, the construction was started in December, 1973, was ready for operation on 1st April, 1974, largely due to consistent interest taken by Wing Commander Sen. He has also designed and locally fabricated a Kiran Wireless Trainer for training wireless mechanics on Kiran signals installation.

The dedicated work, drive and leadership of Wing Commander Sen was largely instrumental in ensuring establishment of sound and effective signal echelon at Air Force Academy. His consistent zeal to execute all assignments from inception to successful frutition, made heavy demands on him well beyond the call of duty. He has rendered distinguished service of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Dharam Singh Gupta 4643 EDNUnit : HAL  Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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Wing Commander Dharam Singh Gupta (4643) was commissioned in the Education Branch of the Indian Air Force in November, 1953. During his service career, he has filled a wide variety of appointments creditably. He served as Staff Officer to Air Officer in-Charge Maintenance prior to taking up his assignment of Staff Officer to Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. At Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, he was additionally handling the duties of Assistant Commercial Manager in the Commercial Department at the Head Office. In all these appointments, he has been intimately connected with the policy issues connected with maintenance, operations and the plethora of problems arising with a highly sophisticated industrial complex like Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

While performing his onerous duties, he has, through his own efforts, obtained a Master's Degree in Business Administration, with distinction, from Delhi University. He has unmistakably demonstrated that he is capable of hard work under conditions of stress without allowing the quality of his work to suffer.

Wing Commander Dharam Singh Gupta's day-to-day work as an Aide, personal example, tact, utmost discretion, selfless devotion to duty and the commendable manner in which he has always handled extremely sensitive issues are worthy of emulating by others. He has rendered distinguished service of high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Kshounish Chandra Sinha 4856 MEDUnit : Institution of Aviation Medicine  Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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Wing Commander Kshounish Chandra Sinha (4856) was commissioned in the Medical Branch of the Indian Air Force in March, 1955.

Wing Commander Sinha has been associated with the Institute of Aviation Medicine since October 1963. In the Department of Physiology, he has built up a fine laboratory having Environmental Cardio-pulmonary, Metabolic and Biochemistry Sections. His efforts have enabled the Institute to undertake sophisticated research in the respective fields, and in establishing a rational basis of post graduate studies in the field of Aviation Medicine which have helped an all round growth and efficiency of the Institute.

Wing Commander Sinha has conducted a series of research projects on heat stress on pilots, with an endeavour to find out ways and means to prevent the effects of heat stress which affect flying efficiency of the pilots and endangers flight safety. On the basis of his findings, many preventive measures have been incorporated in the form of airconditioning of crew rooms and provisioning of protective cover to parked aircraft. Many other preventive measures suggested by him have been tried in the field and found effective in enhancing aircrew flying efficiency. Some of them have been accepted and some are in the process of being implemented. He has published a series of scientific papers in various scientific journals on various topics of aero-medical interest of utmost importance.

Another significant contribution of Wing Commander Sinha has been in establishing the facilities for research in the field of Ergonomics at the Institute, with a view to evolve a method of determining physical work efficiency of ground duty personnel under tropical climatic conditions and to suggest preventive measures against its illeffects. This study also aims at exploring the possibilities of rehabilitating cardiac cases into useful occupations after their recovery. He has also compiled data on the norms of Pulmonary Function Tests of Indian subjects, thus eliminating the confusion created by the dependence on European standards. His finding on the disorder of carbohydrate metabolism following head injury has been one of the pioneering works in the field. The same has been reproduced in the abstract form in NASA bibliography. His finding is one of the most well authenticated data on the subject available at present. Wing Commander Kshounish Chandra Sinha is a well known figure in the field of Physiology and Aviation Medicine. His contribution in this field is enormous. His excellent all round performance both in the Institute and various national and international seminars has won him the recognition as an 'Expert' in the Armed Forces Medical Research Committee. He is also one of the referees of the Armed Forces Medical Journal. He has rendered distinguished service, of a high order and is awarded Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Sqn Ldr Harsh Kumar Kaushal 5547 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
Details : Citation Not Available.
Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Sqn Ldr Mirnal Kanti Som 5637 ADMUnit : Air Head Quarters  Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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Squadron Leader Som has held various administrative appointments and carried out his duties in the best traditions of the service. He was chosen as a member of the Computer Feasibility Team with a view of Computerisation of AOA's branch. It was in the field of computerisation that his qualities and capabilities found their ultimate expression. The reports written by him, complete with System Designs have been accepted by the expert body of the Ministry of Defence.

Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for professional efficiency, devotion to duty and distinguished service of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Sqn Ldr Om Dutt Sharma 5816 LGSUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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Squadron Leader Om Dutt Sharma has held various important administrative and staff appointments. In all the assignments he has shown immense capacity for hard work, high degree of professional ability and accurate planning. He kept himself duly with various problems and vigorously persued action for successful completion of the task. His exemplary staff work, clarity of thought and expression were of immense help to all concerned.

Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Flt Lt Prosanta Kumar Mukherjee 7324 AE(M)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
Details : Citation Not Available.
Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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MWO Madvi Venkatram Vaidya 29565 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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29565 Master Warrant Officer Madvi Venkatram Vaidya had been serving with an operational Wing since June, 1973.

His temperament, fresh ideas along with his initiative and creativity proved invaluable in starting new projects for the welfare of personnel which have kept their morale at its highest. He was a key figure in opening a Fair Price Cooperative Store at the Wing and has single handedly maintained the same. He also showed great zeal and excellent manmanagement in opening a Children's School.

As the Station Warrant Officer, he has maintained a high standard of discipline at the Wing. By his exemplary conduct, impeccable turn out, high sense of integrity, loyalty and selfless devotion to duty he has set an inspiring example to his men.

Throughout, Master Warrant Officer Madvi Venkatram Vaidya has rendered distinguished service of a high order. He is awarded Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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MWO John Bala Chandran 45089 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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Master Warrant Officer John Bala Chandran has served with distinction as a Ground Training Instructor at various Training Establishments. Numerous Physical Training and Gymnastic displays over the years, in the Training Command units, bore eloquent testimony of his professional skill and dedicated hard work.

While serving as an instructor at a Ground Training School, with his outstanding trade proficiency and supervisory capacity, he improved the standard of Ground Training Instructors and organised junior volley-ball and Air Force wrestling championship with credit.

Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for trade proficiency and distinguished service of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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MWO Maha Singh Dahiya 204098 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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Master Warrant Officer Dahiya has served the Air Force with distinction. In 1967, he was commended by the Chief of the Air Staff for his distinguished service and devotion to duty. He was 'Mentioned-in-Despatches' during the Indo-Pak war 1971. During his tenure at one of the Signals units, he carried out the maintenance of equipment so efficiently that the unit has never had any major technical break down. He devised a very simple modification by which the over heating of relays was reduced.

Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for exceptional skill, leadership and distinguished service of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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WO Muthu Mark Oliver 18718 ORUnit : Fighter Training Wing  Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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18718 Warrant Officer Muthu Mark Oliver was enrolled in the Indian Air Force in April, 1943. During his career of over 31 years he has served in a variety of units and has acquitted himself creditably. He earned commendation by the Air Officer Commandingin-Chief, Western Air Command in 1968 and Commendation by the Chief of the Air Staff in 1971. Ha has also earned the appreciation of the Commander Bonny Jack Mission, USA for his excellent performance of liaison duties with the Mission in 1971.

Warrant Officer Oliver has been serving as the Warrant Officer in-charge of Repair and Servicing Section, Station Workshop and Daily Servicing Section at the Fighter Training Wing since November, 1971. During the IndoPakistan war 1971, there was an acute shortage of technicians at the Training Wing due to their utilisation for operational assignments. Being the only Fitter 1 at the Training Wing, he took upon himself the complete responsibility of servicing the aircraft and ensuring quick turn round of aircraft for training tasks. With his excellent professional skill, and high organising ability, he maintained a high state of aircraft serviceability and thereby contributed significantly towards the successful completion of the flying training tasks at the Training Wing. In carrying out of his tasks he displayed leadership, infinite capacity for sustained hard work with utter disregard to his personal comfort, high technical and administrative ability, ingenuity, loyalty and self-discipline. He took keen interest in various sports and cultural activities His professional skill, indefatigable industry, concern for welfare of his men and meticulous turn out have always been a source of inspiration to his men.

Throughout his career, Warrant Officer Muthu Mark Oliver has rendered distinguished service of a

high order. He is awarded Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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WO Diwan Chand 31684 ORUnit : Helicopter Training School  Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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Warrant Officer Diwan Chand was serving as Warrant Officer in-charge of the Daily Servicing Section of the Helicopter Training School. During 1972-73 the service ability state of BELL Helicopter was very critical, while the school was committed with heavy flying tasks of three courses a year. Warrant Officer Diwan Chand with ingenuity of mind and technical skill worked with his men round the clock to produce enough serviceable aircraft and finish the flying training tasks in time.

Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service e of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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WO Elamkulathu Narayanan Nair 47308 ORUnit : No.43 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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47308 Warrant Officer Elamkulathu Narayanan Nair was enrolled in the Indian Air Force in July, 1944. Since October, 1971 he has been serving as Unit Warrant Officer of an operational Squadron.

During his 2 ½ years stay in the squadron, Warrant Officer Nair has displayed zeal and devotion to duty of a high order. Being responsible to maintain discipline at the unit, he carried out his duties very effectively and maintained a high standard of discipline amongst the airmen. He has also taken keen interest in the welfare of airmen.

Warrant Officer Nair has also been in the forefront in sports activities and was responsible for the unit winning the championship in the unit sports meet of the Station during the past two successive years. He was also responsible for organising and bringing all unit functions to great success. He has been instrumental in maintaining high morale amongst the airmen of the unit.

The new Squadron Site of the Squadron was a wild jungle. He brought a large area surrounding the Squadron under vegetable cultivation. He has been a hard task master and he saw to it that any job that was entrusted to him was completed in an expedit ious and most satisfactory manner. His capacity for hard work, devotion to duty, initiative and resourcefulness have been a constant source of inspiration to his men.

Throughout, Warrant Officer Elamkulathu Narayanan Nair has rendered distinguished service of a high order. He is awarded Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Flt Sgt Sain Dass 204133 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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WO (then Flt Sgt) Dass has been serving with an operational squadron since 1969. He has, by his high technical knowledge and initiative, undertaken major rectification work at forward bases and has ensured a very high state of serviceability of aircraft despite limitations. His devotion to duty and capacity for sustained hard work has been a source of inspiration to the Squadron airmen.

Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for professional skill, hard work and distinguished service of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Sgt Deba Prasad Roy 236722 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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236722 Flight Sergeant Deba Prosad Roy, Radar Mechanic has been serving as an Instructor with a Ground Training School since August 1969. He has all along shown outstanding professional ability in the performance of his duties.

When a highly sophisticated foreign electronic training equipment became unserviceable and hampered the training of trainees, Flt Sgt Roy with great determination and confidence in his professional skill volunteered to take up the repair of this equipment in addition to his normal duties. He collected the requisite data and the technical know how from various local organizations like Bharat Electronics Limited and LRDE. Although the spares were not available, he undertook an extensive, and labourious survey of local market and located suitable substitute spares.

Mainly working during his off duty hours and over and above his normal load of instructional duty, he was able to service this sophisticated equipment within a period of 3 months. This achievement of Flt Sgt Roy not only saved precious foreign exchange over Rupees 2 lakhs to the state but was a great boost to the Radar Operator training in the Unit.

Flight Sergeant Deba Prosad Roy with high degree of professional skill, hard work and initiative beyond call of his normal duties has rendered distinguished service of a high order. He is awarded Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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Cpl Kaippilly Radhakrishnan 250805 ORUnit : Jet Bomber Conversion Unit  Award Date 26 Jan 75 Announced 26 Jan 75
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250805 Corporal Kaippilly Radhakrishnan, Fitter II Airframe has been working in the Daily Servicing Section of a Jet Bomber Conversion Unit since April, 1972. During this period he has displayed a high sense of duty, professional skill, determination and flight safety consciousness.

Corporal Radhakrishnan was responsible for detecting the causes of unserviceabilities of aircraft on a number of occasions. On 15th March, 1974 while carrying out turn round servicing on a Canberra aircraft he found the pipe line assembly chaffed. Earlier on 2nd February, 1974 while carrying progressive hours group 'B' servicing on a Canberra aircraft he detected a major crack on the nose undercarriage port door bracket. On 8th February, 1974 while carrying out last flight servicing on a Canberra aircraft he detected the special bolt on the lever lock radius and assembly of nose undercarriage broken. He immediately reported these defects to his superiors and rendered invaluable assistance in carrying out repairs.

The high order of sincerity, devotion to duty and flight safety consciousness displayed by Corporal Kaippilly Radhakrishnan are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Indian Air Force. He has rendered distinguished service of high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1975 Number: 

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