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Group Captain Shashi Mohan Puri

Service No & Branch 10483 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Oct 1966 Course: 96 Course
Service End: Retired on 10 Aug 1995 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 29 Oct 1967Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Aug 1989
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Gp Capt
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

29 Aug 1988 - 30 Jun 1991Gp CaptNo.12 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
13 Jul 1991 - 29 Jun 1993Gp Capt43 WingSulur (Coimbatore) Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptShashi Mohan Puri10483 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Gp Capt Shashi Mohan Puri was commissioned in the flying branch in Oct 66 and has been in Command of a Squadron since 28 Aug 88. An officer with exceptional competence and vast flying experience, he has 6450 hours of accident-free flying to his credit.

Ever since the assumption of Command, Gp Capt Puri has through outstanding supervising capabilities and dynamic leadership raised the operational status of the Squadron to very high levels besides achieving 100% categorization of all categories of aircrew.

Gp Capt Puri has had the singular distinction to be selected by the Air Headquarters as the Type Force Commander for every major exercise held by the Air Force. He was the leader of AN-32s which participated in Op Cactus.

After his Squadron has been designated in the new role, Gp Capt Puri has totally devoted himself to the formulation of standardization of training syllabus besides evolving SOP and tactics. He has been successful in converting crew in the new role in a very short time frame. The Squadron has been declared the 'Best Transport Squadron' in 1990-1991.

For his excellence in professionalism, outstanding leadership and dedication to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Gp Capt SM Puri.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th August 1991 - No.3-Pres/91 dated 26th January 1991
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