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Air Vice Marshal Samir Vishwanathrao Borade

Service No & Branch 18761 AE(M)
Date of Birth: 02 Jan 1964 Commissioned: 13 Mar 1987 Course: 31 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2022 Died on 15 Jul 2023 (59 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 15 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2010Air Cmde : 04 Jan 2017AVM : 01 Dec 2019
Training and Other Courses Attended
57 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2017
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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

- Wg CdrWorkshop Training InstituteTambaram Commanding Officer
01 Jun 2011 - Gp Capt8 WingAdampur Chief Engineering Officer
15 Dec 2017 - 30 Nov 2019Air Cmde11 Base Repair DepotOjhar Air Officer Commanding
01 Dec 2019 - AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer in Charge Engineering Services
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptSamir Vishwanathrao Borade18761 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2012Announced 26 Jan 2012
Details : Group Captain Samir Vishwanathrao Borade (18761) Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch on 16 Feb 87. During the past 24 years, Gp Capt Borade has contributed towards improving the Op capability and maintain ability of fighter fleets in general and MiG-29 in particular. He has worked in MiG-29 Squadrons, a MiG-29 Tech Flight and MiG-29 overhaul line. Besides this, the officer has been a Maint Inspector in DMI and also commanded Workshop Training Institute (WTI). Since 22 Jun 09, Gp Capt Borade is functioning as C Eng 0 A at HQ MC. As Senior Production Engineer at 11 BRD, the officer was instrumental in setting up the overhaul facilities for MiG-29 and undertook various studies including life extension of MiG-29 ac and its components. This endeavor contributed towards optimal operational exploitation of the MiG-29 fleet. As Joint Director (Maintenance Inspection), the officer initiated Joint Quality Audits of various and conceptualized a new inspection philosophy. The concept of 'Self Audit': suggesting three levels of inspection is now a well established system and has improved the functioning of units. As CO of WTI, Gp Capt Borade implemented major changes in training concepts and initiated "Battle Damage Repair" course to improve the war time repair capability of. R&SU teams. As C Eng 0 A at HQ MC, Gp Capt Borade has acted as a catalyst to resolve techno-logistics issues of all the fighter fleets. Due to his vast aircraft experience, the officer has provided necessary impetus towards improvement in fighter fleet serviceability, expeditious help to the Op Units, Infrastructure development and aircraft modifications at the BRDs. Modification of wing feed pipelines of MiG-29 ac, resolving criticality of MiG-29 ejection seats conceptualising replacement of obsolete Radio Altimeter system of MiG-23 trainer and initiating life extension for the landing gears of MiG-29 ac, are few examples of the vision and profession acumen of the officer. These initiatives would go a long way in sustaining the serviceability of the fleets and substantial financial savings. The officer is a post graduate in Aerospace Structure and is also a graduate of the Defence Service Staff College. Gp Capt Borade leads by example and inspires his subordinates to achieve the highest standards as a well knit team. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Samir Vishwanath Rao Borade.
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