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Wing Commander Rajinder Kumar Sood

Service No & Branch 10357 AE(M)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 23 Jul 1966 Course: 32 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1986
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 06 Jun 1986
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Flt LtRajinder Kumar Sood10357 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1974Announced 26 Jan 1974
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Rajinder Kumar Sood (10357) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch of the Indian Air Force in July, 1966. Early in his career he acquitted himself creditably as the Armament Officer of an operational Wing.

Since April, 1972, he has been serving as the Armament Officer of an operational Squadron. He has streamlined the working of the Armament Section and his efforts have greatly improved the squadron's operational potential.

When the Squadron was equipped with a new type of aircraft, its serviceability state suffered a serious suffered set back on account of non-availability of a vital item required to be used with the type of ejection seat fitted in the aircraft. Flight Lieutenant Sood promptly embarked upon a project to fabricated the item from the resources available at the station. Soon he produced a substitute for imported component, which has saved substantial foreign exchange and has removed a bottle-neck to aircraft serviceability.

For consistently rendering distinguished service of a high order, Flight Lieutenant Rajinder Kumar Sood is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : 35 Sqn
Reference : GoI19740126No32
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