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Air Vice Marshal Davesh Vatsa

Service No & Branch 18751 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Feb 1987 Course: 31 AEC Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 15 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2010Air Cmde : 04 Jan 2017AVM : 01 Jan 2020
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

11 Jan 2010 - 25 Dec 2011Gp Capt805 Signal UnitKasauli Station Commander
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Signals)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeDavesh Vatsa18751 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2018Announced 26 Jan 2018
Details : Air Cmde Devesh Vatsa (18751-G) AE(L) was commissioned on 15 Feb 1988 in the Technical branch of Indian Air Force. He is presently serving as Principle Director Signals (Air) since Jan 2017. During the past twenty nine years of meritorious service he has held various important field and Staff appointments. He commanded operational Signal Units and also commanded Communication System Installation Units (CSIUs). The Officer displayed exemplary professionalism and astuteness while commissioning critical SATCOM links, Optical Fiber link and Digital Static Tropo links. While working as Director Operation Centre (NOC), during implementation of Project AFNET, his indomitable spirit and innovativeness towards problem solving was noteworthy. As the Station Commander of a critical operational Communication Center, he brought about qualitative improvement in both environment and infrastructure. Through concerted efforts he was able to establish a new site for installation of Radar at a forward location. This required persuasion and liaison at the highest level in the Government of Himachal Pradesh. His inspirational leadership was a catalyst for the Station personnel, as the team of the Station won the Best Overall Performance Trophy in WAC. As Director Ops (IW) he has been instrumental in enhancing operational capabilities of IAF in the Cyber Domain. Improvement in Cyber Security posture was achieved through extensive Cyber Awareness Campaigns, IW Audits, celebration of "IW Awareness Week" and institutionalization of an award for best IW complaint station. He ardently pursued Operationalisation of Cyber Operation Centre (COC)needed for developing defensive and deterrent cyber capability of IAF. During his assignment as PD Sigs (Air) the contract for Tropo upgrade was inked, comprehensive AMC for Mobile communication Terminals (MCTs) was fructified, the case for three years AMC for AFNET was brought to logical conclusion, and training for MBTS and DMRR/MCs was organized to enhance net centric capabilities of IAF. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Air Cmde Devesh Vatsa.
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