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Air Marshal Pankaj Aneja

Service No & Branch 15975 AE(M)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Jan 1980 Course: 17 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2017 Superannuated
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1999Air Cmde : 01 Apr 2009AVM : 01 Apr 2011Air Marshal : 01 Oct 2014
C-in-C : 01 Apr 2016
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

17 Jul 2003 - 07 Jun 2005Gp Capt28 Equipment DepotAmla Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Maintenance Inspection)
06 Apr 2009 - 25 Mar 2011Air Cmde11 Base Repair DepotOjhar Air Officer Commanding
- AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
- 01 Dec 2012AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Maintenance Plans
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Engineering B
- 31 Mar 2016Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General (Systems)
01 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2017Air MarshalMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptPankaj Aneja15975 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2004Announced 26 Jan 2004
Details :

Group Captain Pankaj Aneja (15975) Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering Branch of the IAF in Jan, 1980. The officer is ME (Mechanical) in Air Armament. He has undergone Air Staff Course at Defence Services Staff College. He was commended by AOC-in-C, Maintenance Command in 1991 and by the CAS in 1995. Presently, he is on the posted strength of Air Force Station, Ojhar since 06 Nov 2000.

He took over as Senior Production Engineer in MiG-23 overhaul line when the production line was passing through a difficult phase. The post production aircrafts were experiencing repeated snags on autopilot and avionics systems during test flights and large number of serious structural defects, severely affecting availability of aircraft. He regrouped his team and brought about an appreciable improvement by reducing the air test requirement from over ten to an average of six air tests. With his professional skills, he indigenously developed structural repair schemes and facilitated repair of number of aircraft by the depot team. Under his guidance as Chief of Aircraft, the depot for the first time in the history, not only achieved the task but also ferried out all MiG-23 and MiG-29 aircraft to operating units in the same production year. This was despite the fact that aircraft were inducted late for overhaul and there was shortage of manpower due to augmentation during 'Op Parakram'.

The officer also provided valuable guidance to rectify SM 293 aircraft, which had serious and chronic snag of Revolution Per Minute (RPM) drop since the year 1995. He has also made significant contribution towards fast recovery of 16 MiG-23 aircraft unserviceable due to Main Landing Gear (MLG) beam crack, issue of STI (Special Technical Instructions) on MLG beam, life extension review on MiG-23 aircraft, and fabrication of snow clearance rig.

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

Unit : 11 BRD
Reference : GoI20040126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalPankaj Aneja15975 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2018Announced 26 Jan 2018
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