| Wing Commander Ramesh Mishra (19402) Accounts/Parachute Jump Instructor was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in the Accounts Branch on 11 Jun 88. He is on the posted strength of ADRDE, DRDO since 15 Jan 05, as the Chief Test Jumper. As a Parachute Jump Instructor since 1990 he has a total of 2485 live jumps from 16 variants of Aircrafts and Helicopters. He successfully carried out the trials of Combat Free Fall system from various altitudes and became the first person to jump from 30000 ft AGL with indigenous CFF system. The modifications incorporated after the trials led to the completion of the indigenous development of CFF System by ADRDE. The DRDO Rag was flown high in the sky with the jump of CFF system at AEROINDIA-2009, in front of the international community. This resulted in an indent for 825 CFF systems on the OPF, Kanpur from Army, Navy and Air Force. The international orders are also expected soon. Another elite project of ADRDE is CADS (Controlled Aerial Delivery System). In the beginning a great difficulty was faced in flying and inflation of this unmanned parachute system and Wg Cdr Mishra was requested to jump along with these unmanned systems from various heights. Knowing fully well that these parachutes can land far away from the desired impact point, he readily agreed to jump along with the system on various trials, videographed the system in mid air and briefed everyone on the behavior of the parachute. Based on his inputs the CADS Project team could develop the "Control Logic" for the CADS project. In fact the Director of another Lab, ADE Bangalore, Dr PS Krishnan, being highly impressed by the Logic recommended the development of the advanced versions with 1 ton & 3 ton loads. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Ramesh Mishra.