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Air Vice Marshal Shouvik Roy

Service No & Branch 16088 F(P) Stream :Transport
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Jun 1980 Course: 125 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Dec 2016 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 15 Jun 1991Wg Cdr : 05 May 1997Gp Capt : 01 Oct 2003Air Cmde : 07 Jan 2008
AVM : 13 Jun 2011
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

01 Jan 1989 - 01 Jan 1991Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
05 Jul 1999 - 08 Jul 2001Wg CdrHQ South Western Air Command Communication FlightGandhinagar Commanding Officer
16 Dec 2002 - 01 May 2005Gp CaptNo.78 SquadronAgra Commanding Officer
- Air Cmde4 WingAgra Air Officer Commanding
- Air CmdeEastern Air CommandShillong Air-II
01 Dec 2010 - No.78 Squadron Commodore Commandant
02 Mar 2015 - AVMIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (ICT)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptShouvik Roy16088 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details : Group Captain Shouvik Roy (16088) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 15 Jun 1980. He is Commanding Officer of the first Flight Refueller Aircraft (FRA) squadron of the IAF since 16 Dec 02. A Qualified Flying Instructor with more than 7000 hours of flying experience in multifarious roles, he has held several important appointments that include Instructor at Flying Instructors School, Chief Flying Instructor at Basic Flying Training School arid Commanding Officer of South Western Air Command Communication Flight.As the first Commanding Officer of the squadron with newly acquired force multiplier aircraft, he had a series of arduous and challenging tasks ahead of him. Leading from the front and working tirelessly for long hours much beyond the call of duty, Gp Capt Roy ensured that the squadron was fully operational with its role in the shortest possible time. This involved extensive coï·“ordination with various Fighter Squadrons, Stations, Command HQ and Air HQ to be followed by sorties of long duration with a variety of fighter aircraft. With his inï·“depth knowledge and sound professionalism he formalised various operating procedures, which are being regularly practiced to exploit the immense potential of the FRA. While expanding the scope of FRA utilisation, he has effectively dovetailed the training of newly inducted aircrew. His relentless efforts have added the midï·“air refuelling capability, which the IAF was proud to showcase during the Air Force Day and also on the Republic Day. His professional competence, administrative acumen and leadership qualities make him a role model for everyone to emulate.For his exceptional devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Group Captain Shouvik Roy.
Unit : 78 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 9th April 2005 - No.28-Pres/2005 dated 26th January 2005 & AFD2005 Investiture
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