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Air Vice Marshal Sanjib Bordoloi

Service No & Branch 13912 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Feb 1975 Course: 113 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 2008 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1992Acting Gp Capt : 09 Jan 1997Gp Capt : 10 Mar 1997Air Cmde : 01 Jan 2004
AVM : 26 Nov 2007
Training and Other Courses Attended
44 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 197344 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2004
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

30 Aug 1993 - 18 Jun 1995Wg CdrNo.221 SquadronHalwara Commanding Officer
15 May 2000 - 25 Aug 2002Gp Capt62 Signal UnitSalua Station Commander
05 Jan 2005 - 29 Dec 2006Air Cmde1 WingSrinagar Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSanjib Bordoloi13912 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2006Announced 26 Jan 2006
Details :

Air Commodore Sanjib Bordoloi (13912) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Flying branch of the Indian Air Force on 15 February 1975. He is A2 Qualified Flying Instructor, graduate of Defence Services Staff College (DSSC) and alumni of National Defence College. The Officer during his distinguished service has held many field and staff appointments such as Examiner in the Aircrew Examining Board (AEB), Commanding Officer (CO) of a fighter Squadron, Ops 1 at Command HQ, Chief Operations Officer in a flying base and CO of signals Unit. Presently the Officer is performing the duties of Air Officer Commanding of major flying base in the northern sector since 05 January 05. As CO of a frontline fighter Squadron in Northern Sector, he ensured high operational readiness of the Squadron. Thereafter, the Officer as Commanding Officer of a Signals Unit ensured that the men and material placed under his command were optimally utilised for the operational tasks of the Unit. The Officer was directing staff in the prestigious DSSC and also headed the Teaching Team (Air) in the same College.

Unprecedented heavy snow fall in Kashmir valley between January-March 2005 isolated Srinagar from the rest of the mainland as the NH-1 was blocked for prolonged periods due to landslides. The twin airfields at Srinagar and Awantipur were the only lifelines for the affected population of Jammu and Kashmir. Air Cmde Bordoloi displayed tremendous leadership and guided his men ably to ensure that relief operations continued from these airfields despite hostile and inimical climatic conditions. The airfields were kept in a state of readiness throughout so that essential supplies could be provided to the marooned and causalities evacuated for treatment. During the summer months, helicopter traffic to the Amarnath valley was sustained by setting up ATC facilities at Baitel and by timely regulation of civil and military traffic. He ensured this by constant and excellent liaison with civil administration.

Air Cmde Sanjib Bordoioi's exceptional leadership qualities once again provided succor to the people of the valley when in the aftermath of severe earthquake on 08 October 05, he led his team of Air Warriors in a most outstanding manner to set up a quake relief camp at Urusa village (close to toe LOC) on 09 October 05 itself. It was due to his foresight, planning and excellent organising abilities that relief material could be channelised to the distraught and needy immediately. The Medicare centre established at Urusa and efficient distribution of relief supplies to the four villages adopted by the Air Force bears testimony to his skills of his leadership. Air Cmde Bordoloi has also been instrumental in initiating the rehabilitation process for the villages of Urusa, Isham, Gwalata and Chakara, all in the vicinity of the LOC. The primary school has already started functioning from the newly constructed shelter and relief material is being distributed to the villagers from the village sites itself.

Air Commodore Sanjib Bordoloi has thus rendered distinguished service of exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20060126
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