| Group Captain Saneel Ohri (19731) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as engineer in Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) branch on 12 Sep 88. During his service career, Gp Capt Ohri has held various key appointments such as Senior Engineering Officer of two Russian aircraft squadrons, Senior Engineer (Aircraft) of the premier Transport fleet base of Air Force Station Agra, Senior Production Engineer at the An- 32 aircraft Base Repair Depot as well as Director Engineering Russian Transport Fleet at Air HQ. With his unique distinction of having been OEM trained on An-32 ac at Ukraine and IL-78 ac Refuelling Pod at Israel, Gp Capt Ohri has been particularly instrumental in setting up their overhaul lines at 1 BRD and 4 Wing, respectively. He is also trained on both IL-76 and IL-78 aircraft. For his dedication and devotion to duty, the officer was commended by Chief of the Air Staff in 2008 and by Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief WAC in 2005. As Chief Engineering Officer (CEO), AF Station Yelahanka, Gp Capt Ohri has been pivotally involved in enhancing the maintenance culture and ethos of this crucial Transport Pilot training base of IAF. Backed with the exclusive combination of in-depth training and diverse experience, at all levels, together with deft hands-on approach, the officer has conspicuously led his maintenance teams to deliver much higher aircraft serviceability figures than the respective IAF average. This endeavour of the officer, notwithstanding severe techno logistical limitations in these ageing fleets, has further helped the base in attaining remarkable highest-flying efforts in the IAF, well within the demanding schedule of the various pilot courses. During his tenure, Air Force Station Yelahanka has accomplished key milestones like setting-up of Inspection-level facility for upgraded Avionics of Dornier aircraft, which is not even available with HAL, fabricating stand for Main Rotor Hub and engine trolley of Mi-8 helicopter, utilising life-expired aircraft batteries for MT vehicles and setting up of qualitative testing labs for Engine Oil of Dornier aircraft, all of which have positively impacted equipment performance and maintenance costs. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Saneel Ohri.