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Air Commodore Vireshwar Dundappa Galagali

Service No & Branch 15272 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 26 Dec 1977 Course: 13 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 2010 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1996Acting Gp Capt : 14 Jul 2003Gp Capt : 01 Feb 2003Air Cmde : 19 May 2008
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

06 Jun 2009 - 31 Dec 2010Air Cmde5 Base Repair DepotSulur Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrVireshwar Dundappa Galagali15272 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

Wing Commander Vireshwar Dundappa Galagali (15272) AE (L) is on the posted strength of Air Headquarters with effect from 10 Jul 95 and has been functioning as Deputy Director, Engg Mirage (Technical).

At the Directorate, he has been the key person responsible to establish the Depot Level Maintenance of fighter aircraft. Through his technical competence, clear foresightedness and managerial skill in handling techno-logistics issues related to import and indigenous procurement of various industrial facilities, he could provide the required impetus in executing a Rs 200 Cr. Project and ensured the project milestones were adhered to. This enabled the BRD to commence overhaul of the engine modules at an early date resulting in regular savings of nearly Rs. 15 crore annually. Another notable contribution of the officer has been in the Critical Design Review of Lightening Laser Designation Pod to adapt it on a fighter aircraft at Israel. The system has been made operational and has proved to be very effective in operations.

Wing Commander VD Galagali has been actively involved in the maintenance of a fighter aircraft fleet for more than a decade. He has an extra ordinary capacity for hard work and the determination to see things through irrespective of the odds. Earlier in his career he was posted at a radar unit and had been involved in developing real time data handling system for AD radars. He has also been the Chief Instructor at Mirage Type Training School.

For rendering distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wg Cdr VD Galagali.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI20000126
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