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Group Captain Amit Kumar Mathur

Service No & Branch 15754 LGS
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Jun 1979 Course: 64 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2014 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 15 Jun 1990Gp Capt : 01 Nov 2006Gp Capt : 15 Jun 2005
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrAmit Kumar Mathur15754 LGSAward Date 26 Jan 2001Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

Wing Commander Amit Kumar Mathur (15754) Lgs was commissioned on 15 Jun 79. A Staff College Graduate, the officer has held with distinction important and challenging assignments including SLO of a flying Base, an ED and a Signal Unit.

The officer assumed the responsibilities of DDGWM in Sep 97. His immediate concern and focus of attention was the poor spares support of Pechora system. The problem was compounded due to dwindling sources of supply ex-abroad. Having identified critical spares, the officer steadily pursued early finalisation of contracts with various inter and intra-organisational agencies. His untiring efforts have already fructified contracts for about 1250 critical spares from abroad and additional 400 lines from indigenous sources, against approximately 3800 lines of LOT indents. The procurement of these spares has made the Pechora system sustainable under present conditions. Procurement of additional Pechora missiles against life expiry in very short time is a major land mark achieved by Wg Cdr AK Mathur.

The officer is sincere, service minded and tactful. An oxidiser vehicle worth Rs. 12.7 lakhs was under C&AG audit objection for non-utilisation. The officer found out that the vehicle was still in use with a sister service. He discussed the matter with Navy at various levels and after full technical inspections Navy accepted the same. Thus a large amount was saved from being written-off by IAF and a sister service was benefited by not incurring similar expenditure on purchase of new one. The officer also meticulously planned induction of a new SAGW system. The task involved coordinating smooth handling and movement of sensitive stores from various supply agencies. Two flights of this new system are now fully operational.

For distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Amit Kumar Mathur.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI20010126
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