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Air Marshal Jasvinder Chauhan

Service No & Branch 14079 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 11 Jul 1975 Course: 114 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 2014 Superannuated Nick Name : Johnny
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 27 Jul 1992Acting Gp Capt : 28 Jul 1997Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1997Air Cmde : 01 Oct 2004
Acting AVM : 21 Apr 2008AVM : 01 Apr 2008Air Marshal : 01 Jan 2011C-in-C : 01 Jun 2012
Training and Other Courses Attended
45 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1973
Badges Qualified
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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

- 31 Jul 1982Flt LtNo.221 SquadronHalwara Squadron Pilot
15 Aug 1982 - 31 May 1984Flt LtNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Squadron Pilot
26 Dec 1994 - 31 Jul 1995Wg CdrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Commanding Officer
01 Nov 1998 - 31 Jul 2000Gp Capt33 Signal UnitJodhpur Station Commander
01 Aug 2000 - 18 Nov 2001Gp CaptAAIBDelhi Senior Member
19 Nov 2001 - 31 Jul 2003Gp Capt41 WingJaisalmer Station Commander
01 Aug 2003 - 30 Sep 2004Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
01 Oct 2004 - 31 Mar 2005Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Senior Instructor
24 Mar 2005 - 06 Apr 2008Air CmdeEmbassy of India, RussiaMoscow Air Attache
21 Apr 2008 - 31 Dec 2010AVMJammu & KashmirUdhampur Air Officer Commanding
01 Jan 2011 - 30 May 2012Air MarshalSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Senior Air Staff Officer
09 Dec 2011 - No.10 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Jun 2012 - 31 Jul 2014Air MarshalCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptJasvinder Chauhan14079 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2001Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

Group Captain Jasvinder Singh Chauhan (14079) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Flying Branch in 11 July 75. In 25 years of distinguished service he has flown 3400 hrs on various fighter aircraft. He has commanded a fighter squadron and has been an Air Force examiner. He has also done Staff College in USA. Presently he has been posted as Station Commander at an Air Defence Director Centre (ADDC) in the Western Sector.

While Gp Capt Chauhan was in Command of the Unit, the ADDC was engaged in Op Safed Sagar as well as in several major exercises. It is to the officer's credit that in each occasion the Unit acquitted itself extremely well. His total grip on events was always obvious.

Gp Capt Chauhan's leadership and commitment have been responsible for excellent results. Some of his noteworthy achievements merit mention. This ADDC was adjudged the best ADDC in 1999. In Nov 99, DASI assessed it as "average plus" in all three disciplines i.e. Operations, Maintenance and Administration. The Unit has been fielded again for the best ADDC in the Air Force competition. In Mar 2000, Gp Capt Chauhan was tasked to establish a model camp for mobile units and prepare a SOP for the same. He did commendable job and consequently the SOP has been circulated all over the IAF for adoption as a standard. The ADDC has a number of lodger units. Each of the them, including the new INDRA-II unit, has received his full attention and support. As a result, all of them have excelled in their respective areas.

For his result oriented approach, organising ability and distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Jasvinder Singh Chauhan.

Unit : 33 SU
Reference : GoI20010126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptJasvinder Chauhan14079 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2004Announced 26 Jan 2004
Details :

Group Captain Jasvinder Chauhan VSM (14079) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a fighter Pilot in the IAF on 07 Jun 75. He has held several important command and staff appointments that include command of a fighter squadron and a radar unit. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor with A2 category and has flown over 3400 h accident free flying. He has undergone staff course in the USA. While at Directorate of Flight Safety, his contribution as a member of Accident Investigation Boards has been significant.

Gp Capt Chauhan took over the command of Air Force Station Jaisalmer on 19 Nov 01. Normally the Station does not have any flying Sqn. However, due to Op Parkaram the Station supported and operated nearly three Sqns of fighter ac and several other radar units for over a year. Extended and extensive flying operations were undertaken by the Station without any accidents/ incidents. Inspite of adverse weather conditions due to high temperature and sandy environment, the Station under the able guidance of Gp Capt Chauhan provided excellent support and facilities to all the visiting Sqns. A newly raised Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Sqn was also inducted into the base on a permanent basis, which was smoothly deployed and oeprationalised. The Pokhran range which is also under the control of the Station was continuously extensively utilized by a large number of Sqns of the IAF for armament work. Many live trials were undertaken by Aircraft System Testing Establishment (ASTE) and specialized Sqns for which the Station provided timely technical support. Soon after Op Parakram, Directorate of Air Staff Inspection team visited the Station and graded it 'Average Plus' in all the three facets namely operations, administration and maintenance.

Under the leadership and personal involvement of Gp Capt Chauhan the Station has done exceedingly well in al the command level exercises and has met all tasks and goals. All out efforts have been made to keep the Station clean and improve the quality of life of personnel. There has been an all around improvement and the motivation level and the discipline of the personnel has always remained high.

Group Captain Jasvinder Chauhan VSM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI20040126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalJasvinder Chauhan14079 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
25 May 1995MiG-27 MTS-614Wg Cdr Jasvinder Chauhan
10 SqnAircraft caught fire
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