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Air Vice Marshal Rajesh Isser

Service No & Branch 16968 F(P) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Dec 1982 Course: 130 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 2019 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
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Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 29 Dec 1993Wg Cdr : 17 May 1999Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2006Air Cmde : 10 May 2010
AVM : 01 Jul 2014
Training and Other Courses Attended
61 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1981
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 1994 - 01 Jan 1995Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
17 May 1999 - 09 Jul 2001Wg CdrNo.128 Helicopter UnitMohanbari Commanding Officer
13 Jul 2003 - 12 Aug 2004Wg Cdr2004 Helicopter SquadronCongo Commanding Officer
01 Jul 2006 - 30 Sep 2007Gp Capt6 Tactical Air CenterSrinagar Commanding Officer
29 Sep 2007 - 09 May 2010Gp CaptHelicopter Training SchoolHakimpet Commanding Officer
10 May 2010 - 17 Dec 2012Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Ops, Helicopters)
21 Dec 2012 - 30 Jun 2014Air Cmde21 WingLeh Air Officer Commanding
02 Oct 2010 - No.128 Helicopter Unit Commodore Commandant
27 Jun 2014 - 31 Dec 2015AVMAdvance HQ, Central Air CommandLucknow Air Officer Commanding
18 Jan 2016 - 30 Jun 2019AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrRajesh Isser16968 F(P)Award Date 11 Jun 2000Announced 15 Aug 2001
Details : Wing Commander Rajesh Isser (16968) Flying (Pilot) is commanding a helicopter unit in the Eastern Sector since 17 May 1999. On II Jun 2000, East Siang district was inundated by flash floods causing wide spread devastation. Three helicopters were launched {or the rescue task and Wg Cdr Isser was to coordinate these ops at Passighat. Wg Cdr Isser personally flew numerous missions and was able to evacuate 46 people from rooftop, treetop, small eroding islands and a capsized boat by rope ladders and winching. This involved hovering over the swirling and ferocious Siang River in poor visibility conditions and heavy rain. A total of 76 people were rescued from the swirling water. Thereafter, he searched for a capsized ferry, which was finally located after an hour of search. The ferry and Its 98 occupants were stuck In the middle of the river, with some of the passengers stuck waist deep in quick sand. He was personally responsible for rescuing 58 people, while others were rescued by the second helicopter pooled in for the task. With his untiring efforts he also coordinated relief operations in East Siang, Yinkiong and Annini district. A total of 2800 marooned people on either side of the Siang were rehabilitated to their homes between 12 Jun 2000 and 26 Jun 2000. He personally flew more than 70 sorties to evacuate more than 1600 persons cut off from their homes entailing operations from riverbeds, hillside and unprepared areas. On 24 Jun 2000 some survivors were spotted from a helicopter on a cut off island. Wg Cdr Isser took off within minutes of the SOS call and winched up 47 people to safety from the swirling waters of the Deopani River. This involved flying in a narrow valley, inclement weather and poor light conditions in late evening. For displaying exemplary professionalism, zeal and courage beyond the normal call of duty, the Hon'ble President Is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) to Wind Commander Raiesh Isser.
Unit : 128 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th January 2002 - No.123-Pres/2001 dated 15th August 2001 & AFD 2002 Investiture Booklet
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeRajesh Isser16968 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
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