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Wing Commander Rajesh Kumar Dhingra

Service No & Branch 18429 MET
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 05 Jul 1986 Course: 80 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 2007
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 13 Jun 1992Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrRajesh Kumar Dhingra18429 METAward Date 26 Jan 1998Announced 26 Jan 1998
Details :

Squadron Leader Rajesh Kumar Dhingra (18429) Met was commissioned on 13 Jun 87 in meteorology Branch of Indian Air Force. From the very beginning the officer stood out for his professional ability and diligence. He holds the rare distinction of topping all professional courses attended by him with directing staff grading in two. He excelled outside his branch duties and set new standards in variety of jobs assigned to him including presenting a research paper on warning of floods at Sirsa, which were widely appreciated by Command/Air Headquarters.

Squadron Leader Dhingra has been working as Public Relations Officer (Air Force)

since 27 Feb 96. In his short tenure as PRO (AF) the officer has achieved many firsts which include arranging the live telecast of Air Force Day and Vijay Diwas celebrations on National Network of Doordarshan, earlier telecast on metro channel only. The very fact that the officer, through junior-most in the Directorate, was selected to co-ordinate media coverage for Silver Jubilee celebrations of Vijay Diwas and now once again for Golden Jubilee celebrations of India's Independence, speaks volumes for his professional expertise.

Squadron Leader Rajesh Kumar Dhingra on his own initiative, got made four films on IAF at no cost basis, thereby generating proactive publicity for the Force. In particular, his efforts in highlighting the flight safety record brought a total turn around in the then prevailing adverse media/public perception towards the record. With his foresight and tactful media handling, the officer helped in solving media related issues amicably. The officer thus achieved in a short period of time what most professionals aspire for.

For his distinguished services of a high order, the President is pleased to award "Vishisht Seva Medal" to Squadron Leader Rajesh Kumar Dhingra.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19980126
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