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Air Marshal Virender Mohan Khanna

Service No & Branch 15071 AE(M)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 25 Jul 1977 Course: 12 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2016 Superannuated
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 24 Jun 1996Gp Capt : 01 Jan 2003Air Cmde : 14 Mar 2008AVM : 17 Aug 2009
Air Marshal : 01 Jul 2013
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Nov 2003 - 07 Jul 2005Gp Capt8 Base Repair DepotAvadi Commanding Officer
02 Mar 2009 - No.126 Helicopter Flight Commodore Commandant
17 Aug 2009 - 31 Mar 2011AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
01 Apr 2011 - 30 Jun 2013AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Engineering Trans &Heptr
01 Jul 2013 - 31 Oct 2015Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General (Aircraft)
01 Nov 2015 - 30 Apr 2016Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptVirender Mohan Khanna15071 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2005Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details :

Group Captain Virender Mohan Khanna (5071) Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) was commissioned on 25 Jul 1977 in Engineering Branch of the IAF. In 27 years of distinguished service, he has held several important appointments that include Commanding Officer of a Base Repair Depot (BRD), Chief of Aircraft at another BRD, Chief Engineering Officer at two Flying Bases, Air Staff Inspector of Air Headquarter and Senior Technical Officer of two Indian Expeditions to Antarctica. He is a graduate from Defence Services Staff College.

As Senior Technical Officer of the Indian expeditions to Antarctica, the stellar role played by the officer is evident from the success of both the expeditions. As Chief Engineering Officer at two Flying Bases, his engineering acumen ensured accident-free flying during his tenure. Also, as Chief of Aircraft at a Helicopter BRD, his professional ism and managerial ability resulted in enhan ced production which increased helicopter availability in the IAF. He was also pivotal in preparing helicopters for the UN Mission in record time of four weeks. Production landmarks of 450 Mi-8 helicopters and 100 Mi-17 helicopters were achieved during his tenure as Chief of Aircraft.

Gp Capt Khanna took over as Commanding Officer of a BRD on 01 Nov 03. On taking over, he focused on increasing in-house capability for repair and overhaul of certain Ground Support Equipment and Aircraft Support Vehicles which were so far being outsourced to civil market at considerable cost. As a result, the Depot now overhauls all types of aircraft jacks, saving the exchequer nearly Rs. 8 lakh annually. This facility is now being duplicated at two more Bases to reduce transportation time of these jacks from field units to this BRD, thus aiming to reduce meantime-to-repair (MTTR).

His thrust on inventory control has saved Rs. 90.28 lakh during 2003-04 in locally controlled financial heads. Further, his emphasis on indigenisation has resulted in development of key spares for Aircraft Arrester Barrier System, various Aircraft Support Vehicles and their engines, and for the complex clutch-booster for Crash Fire Tender, thus saving phenomenal amount in rupees and FFE both. His Mini-Skunk Squadron at the Depot has designed and manufactured numerous items of engineering utility, and has mobilized over 700 lines of non-moving stores, thus retrieving nearly Rs. 13.5 lakh. Moved by his motivation drive to be self-reliant, the Depot personnel have also commenced tinkering and painting of service vehicles, which were so far being outsourced, this would save the exchequer about Rs. 8 lakh annually.

For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Virender Mohan Khanna.

Unit : 8 BRD
Reference : GoI20050126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMVirender Mohan Khanna15071 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 2012Announced 26 Jan 2012
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalVirender Mohan Khanna15071 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2017Announced 26 Jan 2017
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