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Air Commodore Som Deo

Service No & Branch 17434 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Feb 1984 Course: 25 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2013 Superannuated
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Mar 2002Gp Capt : 01 Jun 2007Air Cmde : 01 Dec 2012
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 2012Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Engineering A1)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrSom Deo17434 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Squadron Leader Somdeo was commissioned in the Engineering Branch on 18 Feb 83. He is a M Tech in Aircraft Structures from IIT Kanpur. He was posted to a MiG-29 squadron in Mar 95 and is the Senior Technical Officer.

As the STO, Sqn Ldr Somdeo led his team of 4 officers and approximately 300 men worked for very long hours, frequently on holidays also. He was able to significantly improve the aircraft serviceability state which is commendable because of scarcity of spares.

During Oct-Nov 95, the squadron was on a detachment for operational commitments. The squadron flew 243 sorties in a very short period with limited number of aircraft available. This was possible only due to the tireless dedication of Sqn Ldr Somdeo and his team who ensured that the down-time of aircraft was always minimum, unservicea bilities notwithstanding. He gave proof of his professional competence and dedicated hard work when the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection assessed the squadron as highly satisfactory in Maintenance.

For distinguished services of a high order, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Sqn Ldr Somdeo.

Unit : 28 Sqn
Reference : GoI19970126
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