Soon after taking over the range he reviewed the training syllabi, rationalised the various courses, drafted the Range Standard Operating Procedures and specified the QRs for staff and participants. These elaborate tasks required a great amount of in depth study, staff work and diligence. The officer persevered single handedly and completed various papers, which to his credit, were approved and implemented by Air HQs. During the last two and a half years the officer has conducted 15 EW Workshops, numerous EW trials and many other courses of training. He has included a number of innovative ideas to enhance EW awareness in the IAF. The officer coordinated and conducted the Air Force EW Exercise in 1999. During the exercise he proved the concepts and documented in details the lessons for future analysis.
The EW Range today has grown to great heights under the leadership of this officer. He oversaw from concept to completion the construction and operationalisation of the new Range Headquarters. It is an example of total user commitment and involvement which has resulted in the completion of a modern hi-tech Range. Thanks to his persistent involvement with the MES, the service accrued a large financial saving which was ploughed back to provide more facilities. This dynamic officer involved himself in station activity inspite of his very busy schedule. During this period he was the PMC of the Officers' Mess over seeing a major mess upgrade plan. Today the officer's mess also stands out as a symbol of his hard work.
For his great contribution to a vital yet invisible fighting arm of the Air Force and his total commitment to the service, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Tarun Kumar Varma.