Wing Commander Ved Mitra Upadhyay (14055) Logistics has been on the posted strength of the Directorate of Maintenance Inspection since 09 September 1996 as one of the Deputy Directors.
Wing Commander VM Upadhyay has consistently shown a dynamic approach to inspection of all units especially, Equipment Depots, Air Store Parks, Air Force Liaison Establishments and Base Repair Depots. He has at once been incisive and proactive, bringing out important observations broken up into simple recommendations. His manner of conducting inspection and audit brings out a total commitment to work.
Wing Commander Upadhyay raised an important point on material management and spares provisioning during the quality audit of MIG-21 aircraft. During a presentation made in February 98 on the Quality Audit, the CAS appreciated the point and asked for follow up inspection and studies on several of the issues raised by him.
For his contribution towards improvement of technologistics activity in the IAF by innovated ideas and distinguished services of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander VM Upadhyay.