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Air Marshal Awadesh Kumar Bharti

Service No & Branch 18781 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 13 Jun 1987 Course: 139 Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 13 Jun 1992Wg Cdr : 11 May 2004Acting Gp Capt : 13 Sep 2010Gp Capt : 01 Jun 2009
Air Cmde : 17 Jun 2013AVM : 04 Dec 2019Air Marshal : 01 Sep 2023
Training and Other Courses Attended
70 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 198657 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2017
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

16 Aug 2005 - 02 Sep 2007Wg CdrNo.30 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
- 01 Dec 2018Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Cmde (Operations ,Information & Electronic Warfare)
26 Dec 2014 - 01 Jan 2017Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Air Officer Commanding
01 Mar 2018 - No.24 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Dec 2019 - 31 Aug 2021AVMStrategic Forces CommandDelhi Chief Staff Officer (Air Vector Strategy)
01 Sep 2021 - AVMAdvance HQ, Eastern Air CommandCalcutta Air Officer Commanding
01 Aug 2023 - Air MarshalCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Air Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrAwadesh Kumar Bharti18781 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2008
Details :

Wing Commander Awadesh Kumar Bharti (18781) F (P) was commissioned in the Flying Branch on 13 Jun 87. In 20 years of distinguished service, the officer has crossed several important milestones. He is a Fighter Combat Leader and a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College. He was the Flight Commander of a Sukhoi-30MK Sqn. He has also held a staff appointment as the Joint Director of Air Defence operations at Air HQ. The officer has been awarded 'Three Stars' for accident free flying (superlative performance). He was also commended by the CAS in 1997 for dedication to duty.

Wg Cdr AK Bharti was appointed as the CO of a Sukhoi-30 MKI Sqn on 16 Aug 05. The Sukhoi-30 MKI Phase III aircraft have been inducted recently and he had the onerous responsibility of making the various weapon systems operational and evolving tactics for the same. In spite of numerous teething troubles that are bound to engulf a nascent fleet, by his effective leadership and innovative approach, he made the weapon systems operational in the shortest possible time frame. Tactics were also evolved to extract the maximum from this very versatile aircraft. Under his leadership, the Sqn successfully participated in an Air Force level exercise called Gagan Shakti and helped prove the evolving concept of 'Air Dominance Force'. The Sqn also won accolades after exercising with the Royal Air Force of United Kingdom during ExerciseIndradhanush 2006 and, with the French Air Force during Exercise-Garuda 2007.

The Sqn was inspected by the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection in Nov 06. The Sqn was assessed in a multitude of missions that the aircraft was capable of. In many of the crucial missions, the Sqn was assessed 'Above Average' and also 'Exceptional'. The Sqn achieved an overall grading of 'Average Plus'. All this was possible because of Wg Cdr Bharati's very high standards of professionalism and his able and dynamic leadership.

For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Awadesh Kumar Bharti.

Unit : 30 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 10th November 2008. No. 34-Pres/2008 dated 26th January 2008
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