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Air Commodore Rohit Verma

Service No & Branch 16029 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Jun 1980 Course: 125 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 08 Jul 2011
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 15 Jun 1991Wg Cdr : 05 May 1997Gp Capt : 01 May 2003Air Cmde : 07 Jan 2008
Training and Other Courses Attended
56 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1979
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

09 Apr 2001 - 28 Jul 2002Wg CdrNo.26 SquadronPathankot Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt46 WingNal (Bikaner) Station Commander
08 Aug 2002 - 18 May 2003Gp Capt501 Signal UnitBarnala Station Commander
- 08 Jul 2011Air CmdeNational Flight Test Center, ADABangalore Project Director
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrRohit Verma16029 F(P)Award Date 19 Oct 1995Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Squadron Leader R Varma is on the posted strength of a Mirage-2000 Squadron since 30 Apr 95. On 19 Oct 95, he was authorised to lead a 3 aircraft (ac) versus 2 air combat sortie in Mirage-2000 ac.

After two combat situations when the formation was regrouping, a nut on the engine front mounting of his aircraft came off. This caused the engine front part to come down and the drive shaft from the engine to the gear box got damaged and stopped rotating. As a result, the alternators and hydraulic pumps stopped running.

In the air, the pilot was faced with a total electrical and hydraulic failure. A series of warning lights including the failure of the fly by wire control system came on. The pilot reacted to the grave emergency situation with thorough professionalism and commenced the recovery of the crippled aircraft, which had to land within 30 minutes failing which an ejection was mandatory. All displays, having failed, the recovery was to be carried out with only the stand by systems. With sheer grit and determination and in keeping with the highest traditions of IAF, he brought the aircraft down to a safe landing thus saving an extremely precious national asset from being lost.

For this act of exceptional courage, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Squadron Leader Rohit Varma.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 15th March 1997 - No.19-Pres/97 dated 26th January 1997
Mention in Despatches
Wg CdrRohit Verma16029 F(P)Award Date Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India No.28 - Pres/2000 dated 11th March 2000
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