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Air Marshal Rajiv Dayal Mathur

Service No & Branch 16772 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 04 Jun 1982 Course: 129 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 2021 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 04 Jun 1993Wg Cdr : 17 May 1999Gp Capt : 19 Sep 2005Air Cmde : 01 Sep 2009
AVM : 28 Dec 2011Air Marshal : 14 Feb 2016C-in-C : 01 Mar 2019
Training and Other Courses Attended
60 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 198150 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2010
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1996 - 01 Jan 2000Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
19 Jun 2000 - 29 Sep 2002Wg CdrNo.15 Squadron Commanding Officer
07 Jul 2008 - 31 Mar 2009Gp Capt27 WingBhuj Station Commander
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Operations ,Information & Electronic Warfare)
13 Dec 2010 - 04 Dec 2011Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-I
- AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Air Defence Commander
07 Jul 2014 - 15 Feb 2016AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Ops Space
31 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2021Flying Instructors School Commodore Commandant
27 Aug 2018 - 28 Feb 2019Air MarshalSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Mar 2019 - 30 Sep 2020Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
01 Oct 2020 - 31 Jul 2021Air MarshalTraining CommandBangalore Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrRajiv Dayal Mathur16772 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2003Announced 26 Jan 2003
Details :

Wing Commander Rajiv Dayal Mathur (16772) F (P) was commissioned on 04 Jun 1982 as a fighter pilot in the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and has held several important command and staff appointments including Commanding Officer of a MiG-21 Bis Squadron. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College.

Wg Cdr Mathur assumed command of a fighter squadron on 10 Jun 2000. Under his command the squadron has had an unblemished record, having so far flown over 4500 hours and trained 18 young pilots without any loss of precious aircrew or aircraft. During the Command level Air-to-Ground Armament meet "Ekalavya 2001", Wg Cdr Mathur displayed very high professionalism by himself leading three missions. His squadron won four out of the seven coveted trophies. The squadron was also adjudged the Best Fighter Squadron in South Western Air Command.

Following the earthquake, which rocked the region of Kutch on 26 Jan 2001, Wg Cdr Mathur was tasked with rescue operations outside the Air Force camp. Even as the aftershocks continued to occur, he and his squadron personnel worked round the clock for over three days and in the process rescued 53 people trapped in the debris. Barely ten days later, his squadron was required to recommence operations from another base. Despite the upheaval caused by the eart hquake and the consequent hardships. Wg Cdr Mathur succeeded in motivating his squadron personnel to remain focused on organisational goals. Leading by personal example, he was able to provide renewed purpose and direction to the personnel of the squadron, who rose to the occasion by achieving the allotted tasks even under such difficult conditions.

For his distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Rajiv Dayal Mathur.

Unit : 15 Sqn
Reference : GoI20030126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMRajiv Dayal Mathur16772 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalRajiv Dayal Mathur16772 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2020Announced 26 Jan 2020
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