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Group Captain Ajay Gautam

Service No & Branch 14607 AE(M)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 05 Jul 1976 Course: 10 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 2006
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 May 1995Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2002
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrAjay Gautam14607 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1993Announced 26 Jan 1993
Details :

Sqn Ldr Ajay Gautam was on the posted strength of AEB as an examiner before proceeding to Antarctica along with XI Antarctica Expedition.

Sqn Ldr A Gautam, besides looking after the job of Flt Engr, he was actively involved in rendering full assistance to the technical crew in day-to-day flying operations. Since he had represented Air Force in IX Antarctica expedition successfully, his assessment of situations in the air and on the ground were of tremendous help. His knowledge of Nav and allied systems being exceptional, he rendered full cooperation and support to other organisations participating in the expedition. Despite so many additional responsibilities, he flew a total of 99:35 hrs during the expedition.

On 01 Feb 92, the stablised engine of Mi-8 helicopter was not getting switched off as the HP link rod came out of spline shaft. Sqn Ldr Gautam, Flt Engr on board, switched off the engine with the help of LP Cock by timely ON/OFF operations, without allowing the HP Pump to run dry, showing apex of his professional capabilities and saving the fuel pump. The helicopter flew eight more sorties same day after rectification.

For his dedication, professionalism and devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr Ajay Gautam.

Unit : AEB
Reference : GoI19930126
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