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Air Marshal Jasbir Singh Walia

Service No & Branch 15684 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Jun 1979 Course: 123 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 2019 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 15 Jun 1990Wg Cdr : 26 Aug 1996Gp Capt : 23 Dec 2002Air Cmde : 01 Jan 2008
Acting AVM : 01 Aug 2011AVM : 01 Dec 2010Air Marshal : 01 Oct 2013C-in-C : 01 Jun 2015
Training and Other Courses Attended
54 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1978
Badges Qualified
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Gp Capt
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

17 Mar 1997 - 11 Apr 1999Wg CdrNo.6 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
16 Oct 2002 - 09 May 2004Gp Capt35 WingSuratgarh Station Commander
01 Jun 2007 - 16 Mar 2008Air CmdeCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Deputy Commandant
01 Jul 2008 - 01 Apr 2011Air CmdeEmbassy of India, USAWashington Air Attache
01 Aug 2011 - AVMJammu & KashmirUdhampur Air Officer Commanding
27 Aug 2013 - 31 Mar 2019No.6 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Oct 2013 - 31 May 2015Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Jun 2015 - 31 Jul 2016Air MarshalSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
01 Aug 2016 - 31 Mar 2019Air MarshalStrategic Forces CommandDelhi Commander in Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrJasbir Singh Walia15684 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

Wing Commander Jasbir Walia (15684) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 15 Jun 79 in the Flying Branch of the IAF and has been the Commanding Officer of a Fighter Squadron since 17 Mar 97.

A highly motivated, diligent and responsible officer, Wg Cdr Walia has been able to motivate the Unit to a very high level of performance. The Squadron, during his tenure, has risen from strength to strength, which has been possible as a result of his exceptional leadership qualities. In Nov 97 the Squadron was graded above average by Directorate of Air Staff Inspection (DASI). The Unit has also proved its mettle in the Command Gunnery Meets, winning the first overall position for two years in succession. Wg Cdr Walia ensured that the operational capability of the Squadron kept on improving over this period. Whereas initially there was only one maritime night strike qualified pilot in the Squadron, now the Squadron can boast of nine nights strike qualified pilots and eleven supervisors. Except the newly postedin pilots, all are rated Green and above.

Leading by example, Wg Cdr Walia has been able to instill confidence, enthusiasm and a sense of pride in his men, binding the unit into a strong and potent team of professionals. The Squadron being adjudged the best Fighter Squadron in the Command bears testimony to this fact. At the same time, he has always held the welfare of those below him high in his priority by taking personal interest in the problems pertaining to the personnel and has been able to keep the morale of the personnel high.

For his professional capability and devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Jasbir Walia.

Unit : 6 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 1st July 2000 - No.85-Pres/2000 dated 26th January 2000
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptJasbir Singh Walia15684 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2005Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details :

Group Captain Jasbir Singh Walia, VM (15684) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 15 Jun 1979 in the Flying branch of the IAF. During his 25 years of service he has held various important appointments including Commanding Officer of a Fighter Squadron, Staff Officer to AOC-in-C WAC and CAC, Staff Officer to the Vice Chief of Air Staff, Qualified Flying Instructor, Staff Member at Tactics and Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) and Joint Director (Tactical Operations) at Air HQ. He has been awarded VM in 2000 and AOC-in-C commendation twice in 1982 and 1996. Presently, he is Station Commander of a Fighter Base since 16 Oct 2002.

During his present tenure as Station Commander, the Base has won many laurels. The Base achieved a unique double distinction of a completely accident free record and at the same time achieving the maximum flying effort by both the local Type 75 and Attack Helicopter squadrons. In the area of maintenance, the Wing boasted an enviable technical error-free record while maintaining the highest serviceability rates for a Type 75 Squadron. He was also instrumental in improving a great degree, leading to higher motivation levels among its personnel.

The performance of the Station during the inspection by DASI was uniformly high. As a special mention, DASI had praised the leadership displayed by Gp Capt Walia. The Station was recognised as one of the best Flying Wings of the Western Air Command and was nominated to represent WAC in the competition to select the "Best Flying Wing" in the IAF.

For his distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Jasbir Singh Walia.

Unit : AFS Suratgarh
Reference : GoI20050126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalJasbir Singh Walia15684 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2017Announced 26 Jan 2017
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
17 Oct 1985Jaguar ISFlt Lt Jasbir Singh Walia
14 Sqnmid air with F/L Bha
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