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Group Captain Ajit Keshav Agtey

Service No & Branch 12188 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 20 Dec 1969 Course: 103 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 1995 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1989Gp Capt : 19 Apr 1993
Training and Other Courses Attended
34 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 196861 APFIC (Flt Lt) - 19 Dec 19755 ETP (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Nov 198243 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 07 May 1988
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Wg Cdr

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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 1981 - 01 Jan 1982Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
10 Oct 1988 - 24 Dec 1990Wg CdrNo.16 SquadronGorakhpur Commanding Officer
01 Dec 1992 - 01 Dec 1993Gp CaptAir Force Test Pilots SchoolBangalore Officer Commanding
29 Nov 1993 - 31 Jul 1995Gp CaptAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Chief Test Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrAjit Keshav Agtey12188 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Wing Commander Ajit Keshav Agtey was on the posted strength of Aircraft Systems and Testing Establishment as a test pilot from Dec 82 to Nov 85 and was again posted as a Senior Test Flying Instructor in the Test Pilot School (TPS) with effect from 27 Oct 86.

During the initial three years he made valuable and vital contribution towards the development and safe clearance of aircraft avionics and weapon systems to meet Air Force requirements and also those of various Research & Development establishments. In particular, Wing Commander Agtey was the Project Pilot for a key development programme that aimed at a significant improvement in the operational potential of our frontline combat aircraft. Wing Commander Agtey's personal contribution has been extremely significant in achieving the target at minimum cost and time. He has flown over 50% of all development sorties in this programme and has been the main source of vital pilot inputs so necessary to tune the system to meet operational requirements.

Wing Commander Agtey was again posted to ASTE on promotion in Oct 86 as a Senior Test Flying instructor in the Test Pilots School. He carried out his duties in the above appointment with total dedication.

Besides due to his earlier involvement in development flight trials on the Jaguar, he was once again involved in various trials for the Flight Test Squadron which he performed with the same commitment as he had done during his earlier tenure.

For his exceptional professional knowledge and total commitment to task entrusted to him, perseverance, diligence and outstanding devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander AK Agtey.

Unit : ASTE
Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd April 1988 - No.24-Pres/88 dated 26th January 1988

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
03 Apr 1973GnatE-1061Flt Lt Ajit Keshav Agtey
2 SqnLeft undercarraige f

Additional Notes

Remarks: Blue Skies Podcast Note added: 2022-01-15
Blue Skies Podcast:S1Ep6: Ajit Agtey - Part 1 - Flying fighting and ejecting from a Gnat
Remarks: Blue Skies Podcast Note added: 2022-01-15
Blue Skies Podcast:S1Ep7: Ajit Agtey - Part 2 - Test Flying the DARIN Jaguar

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