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Air Vice Marshal Babu Ajit Kumar Shetty

Service No & Branch 10110 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 13 Mar 1966 Course: 95 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 2003 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 08 Feb 1989Air Cmde : 03 Apr 1995AVM : 01 Sep 2000
Training and Other Courses Attended
6 FCL (Flt Lt) - 28 Feb 197634 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 25 Nov 1978
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1971Fg OffrNo.14 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Sep 1975 - 30 Jun 1977Flt LtNo.26 SquadronAdampur Squadron Pilot
- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
01 Oct 1981 - 01 Oct 1983Wg CdrIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
14 Apr 1986 - 26 Sep 1987Wg CdrNo.2 SquadronKalaikunda Commanding Officer
03 Jul 1987 - 22 Oct 1989Gp Capt43 WingSulur (Coimbatore) Station Commander
- Air CmdeAdvance HQ, South Western Air CommandPune Air Officer Commanding
27 Mar 1995 - 04 May 1997Air Cmde11 WingTezpur Air Officer Commanding
13 Aug 1998 - 30 Aug 2000Air CmdeArmy Training CommandSimla Air Cmde, Joint Operations
01 Sep 2000 - 31 Aug 2002AVM1 Air Defence Control CentreDelhi Air Officer Commanding
01 May 2001 - No.2 Squadron Commodore Commandant
16 Sep 2002 - 31 Oct 2003AVMTraining CommandBangalore Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMBabu Ajit Kumar Shetty10110 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2003Announced 26 Jan 2003
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Babu Ajit Kumar Shetty (10110) F (P) was commissioned as a fighter pilot on 13 Mar 66. He has held the appointments of CO of a fighter squadron, Station Commander of a helicopter base during 'OP PAWAN' and AOC of an active Fighter Base. An Alumni of Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) at Wellington, he has held the most important appointments at Command and Air HQ. Presently he is Air Defence Commander of Western Air Command (WAC) since 01 Sep 2000.

Immediately after taking over in WAC, he was tasked to operationlise the Tactical Air Defence Integrated Display System (TADIDS) on priority. The TADIDS software was upgraded and operationlised in WAC within six months. Numerous modifications to the software were undertaken to make it user friendly and acceptable to field units. It is now possible to obtain real time air picture of WAC area at medium levels at any location using WACNET. Assistance to operationlise TADIDS in SWAC area was also provided. Similarly duplication of auto Control and Reporting Center (CRC) using Semi Automated Base Air Defence Complex (SABDC) computers has also been activated by the TADIDS cell under his guidance. This is a significant breakthrough which would prolong the employability of auto CRC developed at a cost of Rs. 85 crores. Efforts to completely automate AD set up are also underway in house at WAC.

During the recent deployment of AD assets, which has been the largest exercise undertaken so far, the AD set up was reviewed and deployed optimally without a single incident during the last eight months.

Air Vice Marshal Babu Ajit Kumar Shetty has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20030126
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