Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the year 1994


A total of 23 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 23 |
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Air Cmde Suresh Chandra Vohra 6713 LGSUnit : 24 Equipment Depot  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
Details :

Air Cmde Suresh Chandra Vohra was commissioned on 10 Nov 62 in the Logistics Branch of the Air Force.

Whilst being the Chief Logistics Officer at No 25 ED, a number of new weapon systems were inducted in IAF for which No 25 ED was designated as the stock-holding depot. Air Cmde Vohra, within existing resources of the ED created necessary storage space and infrastructure to absorb the additional inventory which accounted for a saving of Rs. 1.6 crores approximately. He retrieved 407 time barred loans valued at Rs. 24 crores. Thereafter he commanded 27 ED creditably.

Air Cmde Vohra after taking over Command of 24 ED, started the task of computerisation of inventory right from day one. Though hardware was yet to be received, one available PC XT and printer were utilised to start computerisation of Jaguar inventory, which constitutes 25% of the Depot holdings and is valued at over Rs. 700 crores. The task was completed in the short period of four months. This was achieved entirely within the existing resources.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Air Cmdr SC Vohra.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Air Cmde Manyam Mohan 6838 AE(L)Unit : Western Air Command  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Air Cmde Manyam Mohan was commissioned on 04 Nov 62 in the AE (E) branch of the IAF.

He assumed the duties of the Command Systems Officer at Western Air Command in Mar 91. Air Cmde M Mohan is specifically accredited with integration of IFF system with PSM-33 radar, relocation of 3937 tonnes of War Wastage Reserves stores and identification and installation of special lighting conductors at a hill top to prevent damage to the radar which are distinct and definitive achievements.

A disciplined officer with ingrained sense of responsibility and deep devotion to duty, his advice is sought by one and all on professional matters. A leader of men, Air Cmde Mohan has shown rare efficiency, utmost sincerity, single-minded devotion and absolute loyalty in enhancing reliability of performance of all systems under his purview.

For his distinguished service of high order and devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Air Cmde M Mohan.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Air Cmde Shyamal Kumar Lahiri 8355 MEDUnit : Air Head Quarters  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Gp Capt Shyamal Kumar Lahiri was commissioned in the Medical Corps in Mar 64. His unlimited capacity for hard work made him an automatic choice to take over command of an Air Force Hospital (AFH) in 1981. This AFH, located in a politically sensitive state, was beset with a host of union instigated manmanagement problems. Through his involvement, he was able to turn the situation around in a very short time and transformed the AFH into one of the finest hospitals of the IAF. A fact which was repeatedly acknowledged by the sister services and by the Royal Bhutan Army. In 1981, he was specially selected to take up his present responsibility of Deputy Director General Medical Services (Personnel) (DDGMS-P) at Air Headquarters. It is to his credit that during his entire tenure as DDGMS (P), there has never been even a single representation by the entire medical fraternity.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Gp Capt Shyamal Kumar Lahiri.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Gp Capt Jaspal Singh Gujral 11300 F(P)Unit : Air Force Academy  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Group Captain Jaspal Singh Gujral was commissioned on 31 Dec 67 as a fighter pilot. A graduate of Defence Services Staff College and Instiute of Defence Management, he commanded a MiG-21 fighter squadron during 1985-87. For exceptional devotion to duty, he was awarded Vayu Seva Medal in 1988. Gp Capt Gujral is an A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor and has flown more than 3800 accident free hours on single engine aircraft.

For his professional competence, Gp Capt Gujral was specially selected fro appointment of Chief Instructor (CI) Flying at Air Force Academy (AFA), the premier flying training institution of the IAF. In this appointment, he was overall incharge of ab-initio and advance flying training of pilots. Gp Capt Gujral produced excellent results while training 547 pilot trainees - the mainstay of the IAF during times to come. His personal involvement in all aspects of training culminated in consi derable improvement in flight safety. Flight safety record of zero landing accidents sine 30 Sep 91, and zero spin accident of trainees since 01 Dec 90 are visible indicators of his superb performance. Besides, Gp Capt Gujral has coordinated and led seven fly pasts during Graduation Parades, remodified Academy orders concerning local flying areas (LFA) management and fabricated a scale model of LFA. In addition he compiled and excellent précis on "service etiquettes" in the IAF. His services have contributed immensely in producing highly accomplished officer. While attaining this objective, he also ensured that no aircraft were lost during conduct of training.

For distinguished service of a high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Gp Capt Jaspal Singh Gujral.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Gp Capt Suresh Chandra Malhan 11579 F(P)Unit : AFS Thoise  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Gp Capt SC Malhan, VM VSM was commissioned on 18 May 68. A helicopter pilot par-excellence, he was specially selected to go to erstwhile USSR for training on Mi-25 attack helicopters. As Commanding Officer of the Mi-25 Squadron, he participated in the Sri Lanka operations and was awarded Vayu Sena Medal for gallantry in the face of the enemy on 13 Apr 88. He was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service in 1991.

Gp Capt Malhan was appointed as base commander of a newly raised air base at 10060 ft AMSL near Siachen Glacier in Apr 91. He ensured that the air operations in the defence on Siachen Glacier went on flawlessly and simultaneously built an Air Force Base in the most pristine surroundings. Gp Capt Malhan displayed remarkable resourcefulness in construction of rooms, bunkers and MT sheds with material salvaged from con demned vehicles and unusable packing material through 'SHRAMDAN' to tide over the pressing requirements. He could make this possible by coordinating machinery and resources between the MES, GREF, Field Engineers and the contractors. He was able to set up various sections, including a well stocked logistic section in a very short period. No body could have delivered so much in such a short time against overwhelming odds.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Bar to Vishisht Seva Medal to GP Capt Malhan.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Gp Capt Anand Swarup Atri 11640 F(P)Unit : Air Head Quarters  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Gp Capt Anand Swarup Atri was commissioned as a Fighter Pilot in the Indian Air Force on 2nd June 1968. The Officer has commendably commanded an Air Defence Unit and a Flying unit in succession.

When he took over the command of flying unit, the aircraft serviceability was around 50-60%. He dedicated himself whole heartedly, towards improving the aircraft serviceability and reached the target of 100% serviceability within a very short period, which was maintained all through, thereafter, during his tenure. The unit executed the flood relief operations flawlessly which afflicted the State of Gujarat during 1988.

While commanding the Air Defence (AD) Unit in Central Sector, he achieved 100% categorisation state of controllers and 98% serviceability of the ageing radar and allied equipment of Russian Origin.

Gp Capt Atri was posted as Joint Director Personnel Planning at Air Headquarters. Soon after assuming charge of his new assignment, the officer displayed an uncanny sense to grasp the intricate problems related top manpower. With his dogged perseverance, most of the cases which were in the pipe-line with MOD could reach finality.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Gp Capt AS Atri.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Gp Capt Charanjit Singh Gill 11645 F(P)Unit : Western Air Command  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Capt Charanjit Singh Gill is working as the Ops I (F) at Western Air Command (WAC). Earlier he commanded a front line MiG-23 BN squadron and later was Chief Operational Officer (COO) at a premier base.

As COO, Gp Capt Gill was charged with the care, maintenance and utilisation of Sidhwan Khas (SK) range. He applied himself to these tasks with diligence and the SK range utilisation was very appreciably enhanced from about 5000 sorties to over 8000 sorties a year without seeking any additional resources.

At HQ WAC, Gp Capt Gill was made responsible for planning and conducting the command armament meet for 1992-93. The exercise was accomplished in the most professional manner and it was completed to the entire satisfaction of all concerned.

Gp Capt Gill has been closely associated with the development of additional air to ground range facilities in the command. With the inauguration of Toshe Maidan range in Jul 93, the long felt need of the service turned a reality wherein Gp Capt Gill's contribution is creditable.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Gp Capt Charanjit Singh Gill.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Gp Capt Vinod Kumar Gandhi 12436 AE(M)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Wg Cdr VK Gandhi was commissioned as an aeronautical Engineer in the IAF in Jul 1970.

He has been entrusted with onerous responsibilities such as Officer-in-Charge AN-32 production at a Base Repair Depot and Air Force Inspector with Directorate of Air Staff Inspection. Wg Cdr Gandhi was justifiably selected as Chief Engineering Officer (CEO) of a wing to remedy its perpetual maintenance problems.

A thorough professional with in-depth knowledge of Aircraft systems, Wg Cdr Gandhi has been able to rectify various complicated snags, for which HAL help was necessitated during the past. By meticulous planning and effective leadership, the Central Repair and Servicing Section (CR&SS) at the Wing carried out 39 inspections and effected 11 engine changes. In addition, he brought five aircraft on line which were on long AOG (Aircraft Operationally Grounded) within six months. The aircraft serviceability rose from a low of 59% to 73%.

Wg Cdr Gandhi made valuable contribution by way of interacting with agencies like HAL and suggested improvements which were accepted and implemented by HAL.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr VK Gandhi.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Amitava Chaudhuri 12616 AE(M)Unit : Maintenance Command  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Wg Cdr Amitava Chaudhuri was commissioned on 04 Jan 71. Presently he is appointed as Technical Planning Officer at HQ Maintenance Command.

He has made very effective contribution in the field of indigenisation of computers. Taking into account his expertise in the field of armament, the officer was given two special armament projects, viz. modification of MRSIV rocket pods for Iskara Aircraft and development of colour smoke emission pods for Kiran MK-II Aircraft. Wg Cdr Chaudhuri personally designed the various sub-systems and prepared 55 engineering drawings. Both these projects are in advanced stage of completion.

During his current tenure at HQ Maintenance Command, he has put in long hours of sustained hard work unmindful of personal comforts. His professionalism, dedication to duty and sincerity of purpose are exemplary and worth emulation.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr A Chaudhuri.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Harindu Kumar Bajaj 12762 AE(M)Unit : No.2254 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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He was specially selected to command one of the most recent and potent acquisition OSAAKM Surface to Air Guided Weapon (SAGW) squadron. The Unit had only 80 ab-initio technicians, seven vehicles and no admin staff to undertake operational tasks at Jaisalmer, Uttarlai, Kandla and two other locations on the Kutch Border. Against these odds, Wg Cdr Bajaj took upon the self-defined challenge of setting up a competent, cohesive and disciplined unit. Under his dynamic leadership, the squadron participated in four major exercises and operated from different locations successfully. It also took part in six Electronic Warfare (EW) workshops and live firings.

Wg Cdr Bajaj raised the unit on the lines of the already proven system of a fighter squadron and formulated orders and instructions, conducted briefings, debriefings and lectures for combat teams. He introduced an Authorisation Book System for the various activities of his men and monitored progress on flow charts.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr HK Bajaj.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Keshava Murthy Rama Sundara 12833 AE(L)Unit : Air Head Quarters  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Wg Cdr Keshava Murthy Ramasundara was commissioned in IAF on 05 Jul 71 in the Engineering (Electronics) branch of Air Force.

During past 4 years, Wg Cdr Ramasundara provided exceptional services to improve the serviceability of MiG-29 fleet. Despite acute resource crunch and collapse in Russian supply system, he persuaded Russian autho rities at all levels and managed to extract maximum support which enabled IAF to maintain MiG-29 fleet's operational preparedn ess. In doing so, he exerted sustained pressure on Russian agencies which resulted in supply of long pending contractual deficiencies amounting to nearly Rs. 2 crores.

With his very thorough professional knowledge on MiG-29 ac, on a number of occasions he advised units to correct their procedural lapses and also assisted them in carrying out the detailed analysis of serious technological problems on aircraft and evolved remedial measures.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr KM Ramasundara.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Vijay Kumar Dayalu 13096 ADMUnit : Air Head Quarters  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Wg Cdr Vijay Kumar Dayalu was commissioned in the Administration Branch on 17 Jun 1972. On 11 May 1992, he was appointed the Camp Commandant at Air Headquarters.

One of the most important functions of the Camp Commandant is to maintain the decor and dignity befitting the Service Headquarters. In this context, the complete renovation and modernisation of the Air Headquarters foyer, Operation Briefing room, CAS Conference Hall Complex and the VIP Entrance were completed within extremely compact time schedule. During the Diamond Jubilee Cele brations, these improvements were apprec iated by all the dignitaries who visited the Vayu Bhavan.

Wg Cdr Dayalu introduced a number of innovations and maintained a follow up with a view to achieve optimum utilisation of scarce resources. The creation of a special storage area at the Safdarjung Airport and streamlining of procedure for office equipment are some such examples. Working well beyond the call of his duty, enthusiasm and cheerfulness are his natural attributes.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr VK Dayalu.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Durlabh Kapur 13185 AE(L)Unit : 16 Wing  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Wg Cdr D Kapur was commissioned on 03 Jul 72 as an Engineering (Electronics) Officer. Presently, he is appointed as Senior Electrical Officer at a fighter wing.

Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) is the only pilot interpreted navigation aid available for Hunter aircraft. Its corresponding ground equipment Eureka has been unserviceable for last three years and could not be repaired even by the Specialist repair parties. Wg Cdr Kapur pin-pointed the faulty components and repaired them.

Wg Cdr Kapur has engineered a modification to suit the AF requirements. Dornier aircraft requires 28 volts for starting whereas normal starting trolley provides either 24 volts or 30 volts. Wg Cdr Kapur modified 30 volts trolley to give 28 volts by building additional terminals for Dornier aircraft starting. This is likely to be accepted as standard modification all over IAF.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to WG Cdr D Kapur.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Rajender Khurana 13377 F(P)Unit : No.106 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Wg Cdr Rajender Khurana was commissioned in the IAF on 02 Jun 73. He is commanding a prestigious Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron since 27 Apr 92.

In 1988, he was awarded Vayu Sena Medal for successfully leading a task force on reconnaissance missions across the border.

During the last one year, he made numerous innovations in the field of aerial photography and introduced new method for conducting survey close to border areas. He achieved record aerial survey coverage of 5.03 lakh sq km during the last one year earning the IAF a revenue of more than seven crores. Besides the financial savings the innovations would greatly help in enhancing the operational preparedness of our Armed Forces.

Wg Cdr R Khurana conceived and undertook project studies on development of medium range oblique-photography capability with the available vertical camera systems, on Avro and Canberra aircraft and low level high speed photography capability on Canberra aircraft with the available medium/high altitude camera systems. This will be of immense value in hostile air defence environment.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr R Khurana.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Ramesh Malhotra 13590 F(P)Unit : MiG Operational Flying Training Unit  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Wg Cdr R Malhotra was commissioned on 09 Feb 74 in the fighter stream of Air Force. He is a Fighter Combat Leader and an Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner. He has more than 3400 hours of accident-free flying to his credit. In Aug 90, he was posted to MiG Operational Flying Training Unit (MOFTU) and has been the Flight Commander since Jul 92.

MOFTU is a premier training institution of the IAF for the fighter stream. Wg Cdr Malhotra had been instrumental in setting high professional standards both in flying and ground training. Bad weather and limited experience of the fledgling fighter pilots were his major constraints. Through his single minded dedication and tireless hard work, he ensured that MOF training was completed on due date without compromising the quality of training, a singular and unique achievement by itself. His result oriented approach and personal involvement have greatly enhanced the operational capability of the unit.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr R Malhotra.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Wg Cdr Subhakar Chandrakant Kunte 14325 AE(L)Unit : Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Sqn Ldr Sudhakar Chandrakant Kunte was commissioned on 05 Jan 76. He is on the posted strength of ASTE since 01 Feb 89.

With commendable technical skill, devotion to work and exemplary perseverance, he developed a computerised data acquisition system based on indigenously available PCs and Video Cassette Recorders. His highly advanced technique won praise not only from our R&D organisations, but also from the US Air Force Test Pilot School team that visited the Establishment.

Sqn Ldr Kunte devised a scheme to record the flight test data directly on PC thus reducing flight test time as well as data retrieval time. He further enhanced the scheme by utilising two PCs to simultaneously record the data as well as to give onboard real time display for test manoeuvre monitoring in the aircraft. These schemes were very successfully implemented during the 'AEW-TDP' and 'AN-32 Re-engineing' trials.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr SC Kunte.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Sqn Ldr Vijay Kumar Ramaswamy 14533 ACCTUnit : AFS New Delhi  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Sqn Ldr Ramaswamy Vijay Kumar was commissioned in the accounts Branch of the Indian Air Force in Jun 76. He has been working as Officer-in-Charge Air Force Sports Complex and Honorary Secretary Air Force Golf Club at New Delhi since Mar 92.

During this tenure, with his hard work, foresight and meticulous planning, he brought tremendous improvement in playing conditions at the complex which have been highly appreciated by everyone using the facility. Besides he brought about 41% increase in general fund position during a short period which is a testimony of his capability as finance manager.

During his service career, he has held many appointments with distinction. As incharge of Equipment Accounting Service at No. 24 Equipment Depot, AF his experience in accounting systems came into full play resulting in efficient inventory management without drawing any audit objection.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn. Ldr Ramaswamy Vijay Kumar.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Sqn Ldr Sitaram Subramanian 14722 ADMUnit : South Western Air Command  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Sqn Ldr Sitaram Subramanian was commissioned on 29 Dec 76 in the Administration branch of the IAF. He has been on the posted strength of Headquarters South Western Air Command, IAF since 01 Apr 92 and working as Staff Officer to the Air Officer Commandingin-Chief.

During his tenure as Station Adjutant of a premier fighter base, he overhauled and completely streamlined personnel administration management policies and activities of the Station. He was later asked to take over the duties of O i/c works which gave the works services of the base the much needed fillip. A thorough professional, he contributed significantly towards the Wing being adjudged the 'Best in Administration' in South Western Air Command, IAF for three consecutive years between 1987 and 1989. As a counter Intelligence Officer and later as Liaison Officer in a Liaison Unit (LU) his deep involvement and constant monitoring was instrumental in gearing up the general state of security and counter intelligence in all units under his jurisdiction.

For distinguished service of a high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr Sitaram Subramanian.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Sqn Ldr Ashish Kumar Saxena 15102 AE(L)Unit : No.35 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Sqn Ldr Ashish Kumar Saxena was commis sioned on 25 Jul 77 in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) branch of the IAF. He has been on the posted strength of a combat Squadron since 29 Apr 91 and has performed the duties of Senior Technical Officer (STO).

As STO, Sqn Ldr Saxena managed the servicing of two ageing fleets, i.e. Canberra and MiG-21 aircraft. It was largely due to his innovative approach that he could modify and made serviceable EW pod of MiG-21 which is essentially repairable at factory, thus saving approximately Rupees Thirty Lakhs to IAF. He also modified and made a preamplifier of the EW equipment serviceable which was no longer in production and no substitute was available in market. This modification was approved by Air HQrs and resulted in saving of approximately Rupees Seven Lakhs. Sqn Ldr Saxena fabricated a directional coupler which was urgently required for an operational exercise by combining some items from other equipments, thus making the pod serviceable in time.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr AK Saxena.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Sqn Ldr Manoj Kumar Srivastava 15111 AE(L)Unit : 40 Wing  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Sqn Ldr MK Srivastava was commissioned on 25 Jul 77 in the Engineering (Electronics) branch of Air Force and has been posted to a Wing as Commanding Officer of a Missile Maintenance and Provisioning Unit since Oct 91.

Sqn Ldr Srivastava was entrusted with the onerous task of setting up the Interim Missile Testing Facility at the Wing, pending the completion of permanent work services. This entire infrastructure was required to be completed within the warranty period. Sqn Ldr Srivastava not only met the dead line, but helped in detecting unserviceabilities in some missiles, which resulted in the manufacturers accepting a warranty claim of $40,000. In addition, setting up of the Interim Missile Test Facility required some test equipment which was indigenously designed and fabricated by the officer. This resulted in saving of foreign exchange to the tune of $70,000.

Sqn Ldr Srivastava formulated the syllabus and conducted training for officers and airmen thus creating a pool of backup personnel.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr MK Srivastava.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Sqn Ldr Brinder Kumar Sood 16319 AE(L)Unit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Sqn Ldr BK Sood was commissioned on 05 Jan 81 in the Engineering (Electronics) branch of Air Force and has been posted to MiG-29 Technical Flight.

Besides maintaining high aircraft serviceability and contributing effectively towards Flight and Maintenance Safety, he has a large number of innovations and modifica tions to his credit. Fire control radar of MiG-29 ac required a test bench (UDS) for testing and rectification. For these facilities, the unit had to depend upon Wing or the BRD for the maintenance of radars. Sqn Ldr Sood, with his dedicated team was able to fabricate a test bench to do the job of UDS. This resulted in saving of foreign exchange amounting to approximately one crore rupees.

Sqn Ldr Sood has attained an exceptional skill on the computers. Due to his efforts, the Wing is justifiably proud of having achieved computerisation of all the snags of the three types of ac on the Station.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr BK Sood.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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Sqn Ldr Mukesh Kumar Thakur 16425 ADMUnit : Air Head Quarters  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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Sqn Ldr MK Thakur was commissioned on 11 June 81 in the Administrative branch of Air Force.

Sqn Ldr Thakur's quality of work, tenacity and will to achieve under conditions of stress are his confirmed forte in the units that he has served. This was most evident during his tenure as Station Adjutant of Air Force Station, Leh where under difficult conditions of extreme climate, he worked tirelessly and often beyond the normal working hours to cater to the needs of the Station and its three distantly located detachments.

In the year 1992, IG was entrusted with the responsibility of the Chairman 1AF Diamond Jubilee (DJ) celebrations. Sqn Ldr Thakur as Staff Officer volunteered for the task of starting the DJ celebrations even when no guidelines or previous information was available on the subject. His performance in coordinating the activities of 15 committees was excellent.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr MK Thakur.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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MWO Nityananda Bose 238817 ORUnit : -N.A.- Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
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MWO Nityananda Bose MTD joined the Air Force on 09 Sep 61 and is on the posted strength of a Squadron since 02 Oct 88. He has been functioning as the Mechanical Transport Officer (MTO).

MWO NN Bose is an outstanding and a competent tradesman whose performance through out his career merits recognition. During his training, he was adjudged best in trade and awarded Best All-rounder Trophy. He stood first in the Staff Driving Course and the specialist Vehicle Operator's course.

At the Wing, he brought about a radical change in MT serviceability state with a corresponding reduction in accidents. The serviceability of MT Vehicles in 1992 and 1993 has been over 92% average.

During Feb 93, one crashed MiG-23 was required to be salvaged from the crash site which was on the approach of runway. MWO Bose at his own initiative obtained PSP Sheets to lay a path, used two KRAZ vehicles judiciously and retrieved the aircraft. He is a manager on whom one can rely in all contingencies.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to MWO Nityananda Bose.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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