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Air Vice Marshal Vishwas Gaur

Service No & Branch 17361 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 22 Dec 1983 Course: 132 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2020 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 22 Dec 1994Wg Cdr : 15 May 2000Gp Capt : 03 Aug 2007Air Cmde : 13 Jun 2011
AVM : 01 Sep 2017
Training and Other Courses Attended
40 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 01 Jun 199353 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2013
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

15 Jul 2002 - 21 Jul 2004Wg CdrNo.37 SquadronNal (Bikaner)/ Bhuj Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Ops, Space)
06 Aug 2011 - 03 Jan 2013Air Cmde34 WingBhaisana (Bhatinda) Air Officer Commanding
01 Sep 2017 - 31 Jan 2020AVMMoDNew Delhi Technical Manager (Air)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrVishwas Gaur17361 F(P)Award Date Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details :

Squadron Leader Vishwas Gaur (17361-N) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of a Fighter Squadron of the Air Force since 03 May 98.

He is a dedicated and hard working officer with sound professional knowledge. During 'Operation Safed Sagar', as Fighter Strike Leader, he was instrumental in the Squadron achieving high operational standards. It was because of his hard work and precise calculations for High Altitude Release (HAR) mode; the Squadron was able to engage all targets successfully keeping the aircraft outside enemy missile ranges. In the absence of tables for HAR mode and varying target height, this was of utmost importance to avoid fratricide. He also understood the difficulties faced by Air Force and Army planners to locate and photograph the enemy targets in rugged mountainous terrain. It was his knowledge of the aircraft systems and innovative suggestion of using Laser Designator Pod for filming the targets that made the operations simpler for the planners. Thereafter, there was no looking back in locating and destroying the enemy targets, making 'Operation Safed Sagar', a complete success. As a Flight Commander he ensured that the Squadron achieved hundred percent success rate in launching the tasked 152 sorties towards 'Operation Safed Sagar'. As professional pilot till date he has flown 26 day and night missions. He showed exceptional courage in face of strong enemy opposition and caused destruction of several important targets. His exemplary courage and devotion to duty has been a source of inspiration and motivations to others.

For his innovativeness, professionalism, exceptional courage and devotion to duty, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Squadron Leader Vishwas Gaur.

Unit : 108 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 11th March 2000 - No.27-Pres/2000 dated 15th August 2000
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