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Air Commodore Sanjay Kumar Jayaswal

Service No & Branch 13134 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 24 Jun 1972 Course: 108 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2005 Nick Name : Jack
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1995Air Cmde : 08 Oct 2001
Training and Other Courses Attended
39 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197022 FCL (Flt Lt) - 01 Jun 198343 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 07 May 1988
Badges Qualified
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Sqn Ldr

Air Cmde
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

13 May 1991 - 23 May 1993Wg CdrNo.18 SquadronHindon Commanding Officer
21 Jun 1993 - 29 Apr 1995Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
- Gp CaptEmbassy of India, PakistanIslamabad Air Advisor
29 Apr 1995 - 26 Apr 1997Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
03 Sep 2001 - 17 Oct 2003Air Cmde9 WingHalwara Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrSanjay Kumar Jayaswal13134 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details :

Wg Cdr SK Jayaswal was commissioned as a fighter pilot in Jun 72. He has more than 3300 hours of accident free flying on fighter aircraft to his credit. He is in command of a MiG-27 Squadron since May 91.

As Commanding Officer, Wg Cdr Jayaswal has been leading the combat unit from the front. He devoted himself to the operational combat training of the pilots. His systematic approach to armament training resulted in excellent performance of the Sqn in the annual air to ground armament firing meet of the Western Air Command where the Sqn was adjudged the best.

His professional ability and conduct has been a source of inspiration to all his subordinates. He motivated his officers and men in the most competent manner to form a well-knit combat team. This showed results when the unit, under his leadership, attained the highest ever marks given by Directorate of Air Staff Inspection Team to any unit in the IAF.

For his professional competence and exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr SK Jayaswal.

Unit : 18 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th March 1994. - No.20-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1994
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSanjay Kumar Jayaswal13134 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2004Announced 26 Jan 2004
Details :

Air Commodore Sanjay Kumar Jayaswal VM (13134) F (P) was commissioned on 24 Jun 72 as a fighter pilot. In 31 years of distinguished service he has held several important command and staff appointments that include Directing Staff (DS) at Tactics and Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) and Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Flying Inspector in Dte of Air Staff Inspection (DSAI), Commanding Officer of a fighter Squadron and Air Attaché in High Commission of India at Islamabad (Pakistan). He was awarded VM in 1994. Air Cmde SK Jayaswal was appointed Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station, Halwara on 03 Sep 2001. On taking over, he faced the challenge of ensuring high availability of an ageing aircraft of the three fighter squadrons based in the Station. He studied the situation thoroughly, introduced innovative measures to achieve this task even in the face of uncertainty in availability of spares, and limited manpower. He also ensured that other supporting equipment and infrastructure were maintained to a higher standard and serviceability. Under his guidance and leadership the Station was awarded the trophy for best Station in Maintenance in WAC for the year 2002.

In Dec 2001, at the outset of 'Op Prakaram' a large number of aircraft and personnel, over and above the existing war plans were inducted into the Station. The Station, under his leadership and guidance, ensured smooth, safe and efficient induction inspite of the adverse weather conditions. All additional Squadrons were accommodated and were fully operational in the shortest possible time. His clear vision, articulation of IAF goals, and transparency in functioning transformed the Station working culture, fostering an environment of trust, well being and professional pride. The entire period of 'Op Parakarm' and thereafter was marked by exceptional morale, camaraderie and offensive spirit, despite the harsh conditions. This was aptly recognized, when the Station was awarded the Best overall in WAC for the year 2002.

Air Commodore Sanjay Kumar Jayaswal VM has, thus, distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20040126
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