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Wing Commander Vishwajit Madhukar Akre

Service No & Branch 19041 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 07 Sep 1987 Course: 32 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2010
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrVishwajit Madhukar Akre19041 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Squadron Leader VM Akre was commissioned as an Electronics Engineer on 05 Sep 88. He was appointed Commanding Officer of a Signal Unit (SU) in Nov 93. The SU is an isolated lodger unit situated at a distance of about 5 Kms in a civil area. The officer chose to live in the unit area so as to be available at very short notice in case of any emergency. He was responsible for enhancing the security of the unit and security consciousness amongst the unit personnel. On 14 Aug 94, at about 2130 hours, the unit came under heavy fire from the militants. In the ensuing battle which lasted for about 40 minutes, the officer rallied and led his personnel from the front and successfully repulsed the attack. There was no casualty or any significant damage to the unit assets. On various other occasions, the officer has shown his presence of mind in adapting to the situation and exercising restraint, which is of utmost importance.

The officer ensured availability of the tropo link at all times realising fully that the communications are virtually the lifeline for the AF Stations in the Valley. The officer strived hard to keep the link available at all times, the availability being 100% for the past twelve months.

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

Unit : 737 SU
Reference : GoI19970126
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