|Service No & Branch||14669 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 29 Dec 1976||Course: 117 Course||Entry Mode : NDA|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Jul 2015|
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|24 May 1995 - 08 Nov 1995||Wg Cdr||Flying Instructors School||Tambaram||Chief Flying Instructor|
|28 Dec 1995 - 19 Jan 1998||Wg Cdr||No.16 Squadron||Gorakhpur||Commanding Officer|
|-||Gp Capt||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Joint Director (Air War Strategy Cell)|
|01 Jun 2003 - 01 Jun 2006||Gp Capt||Embassy of India, Israel||Tel Aviv||Defence Attache|
|17 Jul 2006 - 26 Apr 2007||Air Cmde||Advance HQ, Eastern Air Command||Calcutta||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 May 2009 - 01 Jun 2009||Air Cmde||AFS Bidar||Bidar||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Jun 2009 - 30 Nov 2010||AVM||Maintenance Command||Nagpur||Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer|
|01 Jan 2011 - 30 Jun 2012||AVM||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||Chief Instructor (Air)|
|05 Jun 2012 - 30 Jun 2014||Air Marshal||Central Air Command||Allahabad||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|05 Feb 2014 -||No.16 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
|01 Jul 2014 - 31 Jul 2015||Air Marshal||Training Command||Bangalore||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)|
|Wg Cdr||Ramesh Rai||14669 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1999|
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Wing Commander Ramesh Rai (14669) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as a pilot in the Flying branch on 29 December 76. He is an A-2 category Instructor and is Staff College qualified. He stood first in the test pilots course and won the trophies for 'Best in Test Flying'. At the flying Instructors' course he won the trophy for being "Best in Ground Subjects". He was awarded commendation by Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command in 1979 and by the Chief of Air Staff in 1995.
Wing Commander Ramesh Rai was appointed Commanding officer of a Fighter Squadron on 28 December 95. On assuming command, he devoted himself with selfless commitment to raise the operational capability and performance of the Squadron. He intensified operational training learning and flying, particularly in Armament and Electronic Warfare. As a result, his Squadron won two trophies in exercise "Eklavya" for excellence in marksmanship. The Squadron undertook extensive study and trials of the Electronic Warfare Pod and evolved successful programmes and tactics against enemy Naval and Air Force radars which have now come to stay in the Air Force. Having excelled in all facets of operations, maintenance and administration, the Squadron won the "Best Fighter Squadron" trophy in the Command. These achievements were a result of his total devotion, professional dedication and leadership.
For his exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Ramesh Rai.
|Unit : 16 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 29th May 1999 - No.91-Pres/99 dated 26th January 1999|