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Air Vice Marshal Rajender Khurana

Service No & Branch 13377 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 02 Jun 1973 Course: 110 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 2010 Superannuated Flying Hours : 4500
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 May 1991Gp Capt : 09 Aug 1996Air Cmde : 26 Mar 2002AVM : 01 May 2007
Training and Other Courses Attended
41 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197141 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 25 Nov 198545 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2005
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1982 - 01 Jan 1984Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Apr 1992 - 01 Apr 1994Wg CdrNo.106 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
19 Nov 2001 - 03 Sep 2002Air CmdeSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
28 Dec 2005 - 23 Apr 2007Air Cmde1 Air Force Selection BoardDehradun President
- 31 Mar 2010AVMBorder Security ForceDelhi Inspector General (Air)
01 May 2007 - 31 Jul 2008AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
23 Feb 2009 - No.106 Squadron Commodore Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrRajender Khurana13377 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1989
Details :

Squadron Leader Rajendra Khurana (13377) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Air Force on 02 Jun 75 and is on the posted strength of a Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron since 25 Nov 85.

He has 3150 hours of total flying to his credit of which 1850 hrs are operational flying on Canberra aircraft. He is functioning as the Flight Commander of Canberra Flight. During Aug 87, when there were certain indications of enemy intentions in Siachen area, he was called upon to plan and execute Photo reconnaissance mission over the area. Using his thorough knowledge in the field of Photo Reconnaissance operations combined with past experience of coordinating missions involving different types of aircraft, Sqn Ldr Khurana planned Photo Reconnaissance missions with great zeal and dedication. Of the 22 sorties flown for the purpose of planning and execution of these missions, two were flown over the operational area.

The information obtained from these missions was so valuable for our Army element in the field and at Headquarters that it was widely appreciated by the senior Army and Air Force Commanders directly involved with Siachen Operations.

For his exceptional and exemplary professional standards and fearless flying in the face of enemy, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Squadron Leader Rajendra Khurana.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd April 1988 - No.39-Pres/89 dated 26th January 1989
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrRajender Khurana13377 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1994Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details :

Wg Cdr Rajender Khurana was commissioned in the IAF on 02 Jun 73. He is commanding a prestigious Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron since 27 Apr 92.

In 1988, he was awarded Vayu Sena Medal for successfully leading a task force on reconnaissance missions across the border.

During the last one year, he made numerous innovations in the field of aerial photography and introduced new method for conducting survey close to border areas. He achieved record aerial survey coverage of 5.03 lakh sq km during the last one year earning the IAF a revenue of more than seven crores. Besides the financial savings the innovations would greatly help in enhancing the operational preparedness of our Armed Forces.

Wg Cdr R Khurana conceived and undertook project studies on development of medium range oblique-photography capability with the available vertical camera systems, on Avro and Canberra aircraft and low level high speed photography capability on Canberra aircraft with the available medium/high altitude camera systems. This will be of immense value in hostile air defence environment.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr R Khurana.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : GoI19940126
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