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Air Commodore Sashi Prakash Ojha

Service No & Branch 13394 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 20 Jul 1952 Commissioned: 02 Jun 1973 Course: 110 Course
Service End: Died in Service 18 Feb 2006 (54 Years age) Nick Name : Tommy
Qualifications Held :
Remarks : Died of Health Issues
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jul 1991Acting Gp Capt : 02 Jan 1996Gp Capt : 19 Aug 1996Acting Air Cmde : 25 Apr 2003
Air Cmde : 13 Jan 2003
Training and Other Courses Attended
41 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197128 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Dec 1986
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

26 Apr 1993 - 15 Mar 1995Wg CdrNo.51 SquadronSrinagar Commanding Officer
17 Jun 1996 - 14 Oct 1997Gp CaptNo.102 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
01 Feb 2003 - 09 Jan 2005Air CmdeCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Deputy Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptSashi Prakash Ojha13394 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1996
Details :

Group Captain SP Ojha was commissioned in the IAF as Flying (Pilot) on 02 Jun 73 and has since flown over 3000 hours on SU-7, MiG-25 and MiG-21 ac. He is a Fighter Combat Leader, Qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate of Defence Services Staff College.

GP Capt SP Ojha took over the Command of a MIG-21 (BIS) squadron based at Air Force Station, Srinagar on 26 Sep 93. Within two months of taking over the Command the squadron was inspected by Directorate of Air Staff Inspection and the squadron's performance was graded as highly satisfactory. This can be attributed to his professional competence, resourcefulness, leadership and administrative skill of a high order. Subsequently, during his Command, the squadron has been inspected twice by Aircrew Examining Board. The squadron performed very well during these inspections.

A very good flier, who despite adverse climatological and security environment and very frequent detachment commitments has been able to motivate the officers and men under his Command and maintained a high state of Operational preparedness. The squadron won the Western Air Command's 'Best Squadron of Year 1994' Trophy.

For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Group Captain SP Ojha.

Unit : 52 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 9th March 1996 - No.23 - Pres/96 dated 26th January 1996
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