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Air Commodore Shailendra Sharma

Service No & Branch 19189 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Dec 1987 Course: 140 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2019 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 19 Dec 1992Wg Cdr : 11 May 2004Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2010Acting Air Cmde : 01 Jan 2015
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

25 Jul 2005 - 25 Aug 2007Wg CdrNo.51 SquadronSrinagar Commanding Officer
26 May 2014 - 01 Nov 2017Air Cmde503 Signal UnitArjangarh Air Officer Commanding
01 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2019Air CmdeCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air-I
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrShailendra Sharma19189 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2008
Details :

Wing Commander Shailendra Sharma (19189) F (P) is the Commanding Officer of a MiG-21 BISON Sqn since 25 Jul 05. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor, an Instrument Rating Examiner and has a total of 3325 hours of accident free flying. Earlier he was Flight Commander of a Mirage-2000 Squadron, and has led a large number of Air to Air refuelling fly-past demonstrations. Also as Joint Director Air Defence at Air Headquarters, he was in-charge of planning an international ferry of Mirage-2000 aircraft with AAR and he participated in an exercise with the South African Air Force. On assuming Command of the present Squadron, it had only one flying supervisor and one trainer captain. At the end of completion of the first year in Command of the Squadron, it had nine supervisors, eight trainer captains by day and five trainer captains by night. All this was achieved in spite of the BISON fleet having low aircraft serviceability. Under the officer's able command and proactive approach towards flight safety the Squadron has achieved an accident free record in the last two years. During his tenure, numerous service papers on innovations were forwarded by the squadron. In the last DASI inspection, he led from the front and the squadron did exceedingly well. This has been possible only due to the officer's tireless involvement, sincerity, selfless dedication to his duty and the willingness to put in long hours of work.

For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Shailendra Sharma.

Unit : 51 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 10th November 2008. No. 34-Pres/2008 dated 26th January 2008

Articles from Main Site

The Atlantique Shoot Down - 20 Years Since by Gp Capt V S Sharma (Retd) -

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