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Group Captain Navneet Singh Bindra

Service No & Branch 19632 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 12 Sep 1988 Course: 34 AEC Course
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Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2011
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptNavneet Singh Bindra19632 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
Details : Group Captain Navneet Singh Bindra (19632) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as an engineer in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) branch on 12 Sep 88. He has held the appointments of Senior Engineering Officer of a frontline MiG-21 Squadron, Senior Engineer (Aircraft) at two Air Force Stations, Instructor at MiG-21 TETTRA School and Director Maintenance Plans at Air Headquarters. Presently, he is the Chief Engineering Officer of Air Force Station Srinagar. Gp Capt NS Bindra is an outstanding engineer with an excellent track record. He is able to create synergy between operations and engineering domains leading to the highest serviceability amongst all units operating similar aircraft. As Senior Engineering Officer of a frontline MiG-21 fighter squadron, he maintained highest serviceability amongst all similar type operating units. As a result, during Kargil conflict. his squadron was able to operationally deploy all aircraft on its strength. Having been trained abroad on MiG-21 Bison aircraft, he was instrumental in smooth induction of the aircraft into the IAF Despite non-availability of technical documentation, he formulated the procedure for initial clearance of newly inducted aircraft for flying. He played a key role in setting up the training facilities and formulating the syllabus for training of pilots, engineers and technicians on the newly inducted aircraft. With his superior engineering and management skills, he has been able to consistently maintain a very high serviceability of Bison aircraft. During his tenure at AF Station Srinagar in 2008-09, due to his efforts, the Squadron achieved the highest ever serviceability of 72.88% since induction of Bison aircraft and was able to achieve the highest quantum of flying amongst all Bison squadrons in 2008. Owing to the key role played by Gp Capt Bindra, both AF Station Pathankot and AF Station Srinagar were awarded 'Best in Maintenance' trophy in 2007 and 2008 respectively. During his second tenure at AF Station Srinagar in 2011-12, he has been able to improve the average serviceability of Bison ac from 48.22% during 2009-11 to 64.74% in 2012 . Gp Capt Bindra, with in-depth knowledge of airborne radar, has been able to consistently maintain more than 11-12 radars serviceable, which is the highest amongst all Bison squadrons. With his engineering acumen, he has also been able to achieve operationally crucial integration of RVV-AE missile with Kopyo radar. He has also kept the vital Electronic Warfare suite of all aircraft in a fully serviceable condition. Despite numerous challenges. he facilitated expeditious operationalization of Mi-17V5 helicopters at AF Station Srinagar by optimising available resources. Under his able leadership. the Station has been able to undertake 28 servicing on the helicopters and fly more than 1400 hours, mostly towards vital air maintenance in Op Meghdoot sector. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Navneet Singh Bindra. 131
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