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Air Commodore Tarun Kumar Varma

Service No & Branch 14273 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 23 Jan 1976 Course: 115 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2010
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 21 Sep 1992Gp Capt : 12 Jan 1998Acting Air Cmde : 01 Apr 2006Air Cmde : 01 Sep 2005
Training and Other Courses Attended
46 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1974
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 May 1995 - 01 Jun 1995Wg CdrNo.101 Squadron Commanding Officer
13 Jan 2003 - 15 Jun 2004Gp Capt10 Tactical Air CentreBhatinda Commanding Officer
30 Apr 2007 - 28 Dec 2008Air CmdeAFS TambaramChennai Air Officer Commanding
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptTarun Kumar Varma14273 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2001Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

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.

Unit : EWR
Reference : GoI20010126
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