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Group Captain Deepak Gajare

Service No & Branch 12968 F(N)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 22 Jan 1972 Course: 45 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1996 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 01 Mar 1995
Training and Other Courses Attended
37 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196942 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 09 May 1987
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

31 Dec 1992 - 22 Aug 1993Wg CdrNavigation and Signals SchoolBegumpet Commanding Officer
19 Jun 1995 - 30 Apr 1996Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrDeepak Gajare12968 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1989Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details :

Squadron Leader Deepak Gajare was commissioned in the IAF on 22 Jan 72 and is on the posted strength of an Operational Squadron since 10 May 87. He has since been working as a Navigation leader of the Canberra Flight.

He has 4,090 hours of total flying to his credit of which an impressive 2,450 hours are operational. During the period 1987-88, he has flown a record number of successful Canberra Photo reconnaissance missions in highly sensitive and hazardous operational areas. His planning of operational missions has been meticulous. This brought tremendous credit to the IAF, thus enhancing its image with the sister services.

As a keen and enthusiastic flier he has always volunteered himself and led hazardous missions. His sterling leadership, thorough professionalism, undaunted courage and ever smiling attitude to under take the most difficult operational task coupled with precision flying so vital for photo missions single out Sqn Ldr Deepak Gajare as an example worthy of emulation by his superiors and subordinates alike.

For his very high professional standards, fearless flying and a record number of successful operational photo reconnaissance missions, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr Deepak Gajare.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : GoI19890126
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