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Air Commodore Ramesh Malhotra

Service No & Branch 13590 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 09 Feb 1974 Course: 111 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2008 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jul 1991Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1996Air Cmde : 15 Feb 2003
Training and Other Courses Attended
41 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197143 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

01 Jan 1987 - 01 Jan 1989Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Aug 1989 - 01 Oct 1990Sqn LdrNo.24 SquadronKalaikunda Flight Commander
25 Apr 1994 - 19 Nov 1995Wg CdrNo.15 Squadron Commanding Officer
22 Sep 1997 - 23 Jun 2000Gp CaptAFS SuryalankaSuryalanka Station Commander
09 Apr 2001 - 12 Jan 2003Gp Capt10 Tactical Air CentreBhatinda Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeAdvance HQ, South Western Air CommandPune Air Officer Commanding
24 Dec 2004 - 15 Dec 2006Air Cmde20 WingBagdogra Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrRamesh Malhotra13590 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1994Announced 26 Jan 1994
Details :

Wg Cdr R Malhotra was commissioned on 09 Feb 74 in the fighter stream of Air Force. He is a Fighter Combat Leader and an Instrument Rating Instructor and Examiner. He has more than 3400 hours of accident-free flying to his credit. In Aug 90, he was posted to MiG Operational Flying Training Unit (MOFTU) and has been the Flight Commander since Jul 92.

MOFTU is a premier training institution of the IAF for the fighter stream. Wg Cdr Malhotra had been instrumental in setting high professional standards both in flying and ground training. Bad weather and limited experience of the fledgling fighter pilots were his major constraints. Through his single minded dedication and tireless hard work, he ensured that MOF training was completed on due date without compromising the quality of training, a singular and unique achievement by itself. His result oriented approach and personal involvement have greatly enhanced the operational capability of the unit.

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

Unit : MOFTU
Reference : GoI19940126

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
15 Nov 1982Sukhoi-7Flt Lt Ramesh Malhotra
Cr Manmad after TO f
08 Nov 1988MiG-21 BisC-2798Sqn Ldr Ramesh Malhotra
17 SqnCr Delhi Nazafgarh d
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