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Air Vice Marshal Sudhanshu Saxena

Service No & Branch 17278 AE(M)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 22 Aug 1983 Course: 24 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 2018 Superannuated
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 09 Dec 2001Gp Capt : 27 Feb 2007Air Cmde : 01 Nov 2011AVM : 01 Jul 2017
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Wg Cdr
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

18 May 2002 - 31 Mar 2004Wg Cdr16 Base Repair DepotPalam Commanding Officer
03 Sep 2007 - 30 Apr 2009Gp Capt28 Equipment DepotAmla Commanding Officer
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Weapons
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptSudhanshu Saxena17278 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2010Announced 26 Jan 2010
Details : Group Captain Sudhanshu Saxena (17278) Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a Engineer in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) branch on 22 Aug 1983. He has held the appointments of Squadron Engineering Officer of MiG 21 Bis Squadron, Dy Director (Armt and Safety Eqpt) at Air HQ, Commanding Officer of a Base Repair Depot and Director of Studies at Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune. The officer has undergone M.E (Air Armament) and System Engg Course. The officer was commended by CAS in Jan 1998. Gp Capt Saxena is presently posted at Air Force Station, Amla as Station Commander since 03 Sep 07. The mammoth demolition task of more than 1500 tonnes of life expired/ unserviceable armament stores, undertaken by the depot during his tenure has resulted in creation of additional Weapon Storage Accommodation all over Air Force and has been appreciated at all levels. Further, using his ingenuity, the officer had carried out modification in two storage sheds which led to enhancement of storage capacity of these sheds by 50% and has resulted in savings of about Rs. 90 lakhs to the exchequer. The officer had taken up the exercise of compilation of Armament Compendium and the same has been approved for issue by Air HQ. Gp Capt Saxena had planned and organised a two days International Symposium on air armament named AIRARM2008 at Amla which was highly successful and was found to be of immense value. Air Force Station Amla under the command of Gp Capt Saxena has undertaken the project of carrying out eco friendly disposal of various armament stores (by resorting to 'breaking down') in place of carrying out demolition, which resulted in reduced degradation of earth surface, vegetation and also increase in the scrap arising in the range of 90% to 355%. During the current task year itself, the additional yield generated has resulted in increase of revenue by Rupees Seven lakhs. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Sudhanshu Saxena.
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