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Wing Commander Neeraj Sharma

Service No & Branch 11861 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 29 Dec 1968 Course: 101 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 1989 Released to HAL Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 07 Jan 1988
Training and Other Courses Attended
32 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 19673 ETP (Flt Lt) - 30 Nov 19799 PTP (Flt Lt) - 17 Feb 1979
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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

06 Jan 1969 - 22 Jul 1969Plt OffrOperational Training UnitJamnagar Conversion (OCU)
25 Jul 1969 - 07 May 1973Fg OffrNo.18 SquadronAmbala Squadron Pilot
18 May 1973 - 22 Sep 1974Fg OffrNo.30 SquadronTezpur Squadron Pilot
23 Sep 1974 - 29 Nov 1976Flt LtIATPune Adv Air Armt Staff Course
07 Dec 1976 - 14 Jul 1978Flt LtNo.45 SquadronBareilly Squadron Pilot
01 Dec 1979 - 30 Jan 1982Sqn LdrFlying Training SchoolBangalore Test Pilot
01 Feb 1982 - 30 Dec 1983Sqn LdrTPSBangalore STFI
15 Nov 1982 - 27 May 1985Sqn LdrNo.220 SquadronJodhpur Flight Commander
01 Jun 1985 - 02 Feb 1986Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardHindan Flying Examiner
01 May 1986 - 01 Feb 1987Wg CdrAir Command and Staff CollegeMontgomery, Alabama Staff Course
01 Feb 1987 - 29 Jun 1987Wg CdrSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur Ops Staff
29 Jun 1987 - 26 Jun 1989Wg CdrNo.220 SquadronJodhpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrNeeraj Sharma11861 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1984
Details :

Squadron Leader Neeraj Sharma underwent No. 3 Experimental Test Pilots' Course at ASTE, AF and graduated with flying colours. Prior to attending this course he served in Gnat and MiG Squadrons. He has also undergone the Advanced Air Armament Staff course at IAT, Pune. Inspite of his being a Pilot with a non technical academic background, he performed creditably on this course.

After graduation as an Experimental Test Pilot he was employed on active testing duties in the Flight Test Squadron at ASTE. He carried out a number of evaluation trials on fighter and transport aircraft. In his present tenure he has flown over 800 hours on numerous flight trials on different types of aircraft displaying a very high degree of professional competence and exceptional flight safety awareness.

In Sep 81, he was inducted into the staff of Test Pilots' School as the Senior Test Flying Instructor. His selection for this responsible position was based on his performance during the Test Pilots course as well as the work carried out by him as a Test Pilot.

In the school, he proved his mettle by imparting instructions of a very high quality to the students. The officer's attitude to work has been one of sustained enthusiasm and diligence despite being the only Test Flying Instructor available for long periods. Despite heavy work load, he ensured that the flying training was completed on schedule.

For his dedicated hard work, consistent performance of a very high calibre both in the air and on the ground, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Squadron Leader Neeraj Sharma.

Unit : ASTE
Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd February 1985 - No.5-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1983

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
30 Sep 1972GnatE-239Fg Offr Neeraj Sharma
18 SqnCrashed soon after t

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