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Air Commodore Shashank Kulkarni

Service No & Branch 16929 AE(L)
Date of Birth: 15 May 1960 Commissioned: 09 Aug 1982 Course: 22 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2017 Superannuated Died on 26 Apr 2021 (61 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jan 2001Gp Capt : 01 Jan 2007Air Cmde : 16 Apr 2012
Training and Other Courses Attended
2 HDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 2007
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Gp Capt793 Signal UnitBorgad Station Commander
17 Aug 2007 - 11 Jun 2010Gp CaptAir Force Communication CentreNew Delhi Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptShashank Kulkarni16929 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2009Announced 26 Jan 2009
Details : Group Captain Shashank Kulkarni (16929) Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) was commissioned on 09 Aug 1982 in the Engineering Branch of IAF. He has held various important appointments including Commanding Officer of Signals Unit, Chief Technical Officer at 415 Air Force Station. He is currently, Station Commander at Air Force Communication Centre (AFCC). He has earlier been commended by CAS and AOC-in-C, WAC. While working at 717 SU his initiative helped introduce flexibility in communication arrangements at 34 Wing enabling EPAX and ORP communication on AFSR. As a trained airborne Electronic Intelligence operator with an operational Flight, he evolved new route patterns to improve Electronic Emission Policy performance and participated in trials with Flycatcher radar of Army. His sorties led to revision of EEP for Mirage-2000, MiG -29 and Jaguar aircraft. During his tenures in Signal Units, the officer had improved the efficiency and reliability of air conditioning plants by changing design of ducts and return air paths. As Stn Cdr, Air Force Station Borgad the officer implemented innovative projects like rainwater harvesting to collect 1.5 lakh liters of water to partially fulfilling outstanding water requirements at technical area at hilltop. He also introduced remedial measures to avoid landslides on hilly road to technical area. The officer also initiated modification of 10 KVA UPS to address mismatch between design deficiency and requirements of IAF, which resulted in reducing number of link losses in tropo units. As Stn Cdr, Air Force Communication Centre, he has initiated the process of re-look at High Frequency monitoring role of the unit, standby communication for Joint Control and Analysis Centre and strong eagerness to ensure smooth transfer and conjoint usage of legacy communication systems and AFNET. His persistent efforts have helped nurture the fledgling Air Force Station to help meet assigned role more professionally. For displaying very high degree of initiative, distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Shashank Kulkarni.
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