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Group Captain Jitendra Singh Thakur

Service No & Branch 12012 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 21 Jun 1969 Course: 102 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 2002 Superannuated Nick Name : Munna
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jul 1989Gp Capt : 22 Feb 1993
Training and Other Courses Attended
33 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196741 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 25 Nov 1985
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 Jan 1986 - 23 Nov 1986Sqn LdrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Flight Commander
24 Nov 1986 - 28 Nov 1988Wg CdrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Commanding Officer
- Gp CaptCentral Air CommandAllahabad Ops 1B
17 Jun 1996 - 08 Apr 2001Gp Capt10 Tactical Air CentreBhatinda Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptJitendra Singh Thakur12012 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Group Captain JS Thakur was commissioned on 21 Jun 69 as a Fighter Pilot. He has flown over 3500 accident free hours and has held important appointments including Command of a front line strike squadron and Chief Operations Officer of a MiG-27 base. He was the founder member and deputy leader of the famous Air Force Aerobatics Team, the "Thunder Bolts". Gp Capt Thakur has been officiating as Air-I, Central Air Command since Jan 96. During this period, a major Air Force exercise was Planned and conducted in the Central Air Command area of operations, involving induction and operations of forces on a scale unprecedented in the Command. Gp Capt Thakur ensured smooth operations of such large forces. Operations included setting up elaborate Control and Reporting centre and Communication network, deployment of Air Defence forces, issue of detailed orders and operating procedures for conduct of operations, as well as continuous liaison with other Commands and Air HQ. It was largely because of his professional approach and deep sense of commitment that the whole exercise was completed smoothly with over 650 accident/incident free sorties executed. The aim and objectives of the exercise were successfully achieved.

For distinguished services of a high order, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Gp Capt JS Thakur.

Unit : CAC
Reference : GoI19970126

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
01 May 1990Deepak HPT-32
Gp Capt Jitendra Singh Thakur
BFTSDNE. Check sortie. E
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