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Wing Commander Raghvinder Nath Joshi

Service No & Branch 15432 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Jul 1978 Course: 121 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2003
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A2
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 08 Jun 1989Wg Cdr : 12 Jun 1995
Training and Other Courses Attended
28 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 31 Mar 1998
Badges Qualified
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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

03 Jul 1995 - 15 Jun 1997Wg CdrNo.107 Helicopter UnitJodhpur Commanding Officer
01 Dec 1998 - Wg CdrHelicopter Training SchoolHakimpet Chief Flying Instructor
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrRaghvinder Nath Joshi15432 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

Wing Commander Raghvinder Nath Joshi (15432) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned as Helicopter Pilot in the flying branch on 07 Jul 1978. He is an A-2 QFI and holds Cat A/Master Green rating on Mi-8, Mi-17, Chetak and Cheetah helicopters. He was served in Aircrew Examination Board and Air HQ Communication Squadron and has commanded a Helicopter Unit.

Wg Cdr RN Joshi was posted to Helicopter Training School in Apr 98. In his initial appointment as Chief Group Instructor he restructured the training schedule, called for feed back from instructors and student officers, identified weak areas and continuously monitored progress. His deep and personal involvement resulted in the performance of trainee officers showing a continuous upward trend.

In his tenure as Chief Flying Instructor since Nov 98, he has utilised his vast experience in streamlining the flying procedures, standa rdising and computerising phase briefs and manoeuvre briefs. The good flight safety record and high standards achieved by the School, as brought out during inspections, have been largely due to the sustained work put in by him.

As the IInd I/C of the School, Wg Cdr RN Joshi has taken very active part in all activities of the school. His cheerful disposition, sincerity, devotion to duty and positive attitude has been a source of inspiration to the younger generation.

For his exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Raghvinder Nath Joshi.

Unit : HTS
Reference : Gazette of India dated 26th May 2001 - No.68-Pres/2001 dated 26th January 2001
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