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Air Commodore Sanjay Khanna

Service No & Branch 19870 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 17 Dec 1988 Course: 142 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 2020 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 17 Dec 1993Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 03 May 2010Air Cmde : 01 Jan 2017
Training and Other Courses Attended
73 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 198756 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 28 Apr 2001
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Wg Cdr

Gp Capt

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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
18 Dec 1988 - 01 Jan 1990Plt OffrMiG Operational Flying Training UnitTezpur Trainee Pilot
01 Jan 1990 - 01 Jul 1990Fg OffrNo.8 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 1990 - 30 Jun 1993Fg OffrNo.23 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Jun 1993 - 01 Jul 1996Fg OffrNo.224 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Jun 1998 - 01 Jun 2000Flt LtAFS BidarBidar Flying Instructor
01 Jun 1998 - 01 Jun 2000Flt LtNo.52 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 May 2001 - 01 Nov 2004Sqn LdrNo.47 SquadronChabua Flight Commander
15 May 2006 - 11 May 2008Wg CdrNo.26 SquadronPathankot Commanding Officer
- Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi JDPO-1(C)
01 May 2008 - 01 Jul 2010Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
01 Jul 2010 - 30 Jun 2011Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Head of Training Team (Air)
04 Jul 2011 - 09 Dec 2012Gp Capt49 WingNaliya Station Commander
01 Dec 2012 - 30 Jun 2016Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi DPO-1(F)
18 Jul 2016 - 09 Jul 2017Air CmdeAir Force AcademyDundigal Chief Instructor (Flying)
01 Jul 2017 - 30 Nov 2020Air CmdeDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Head of Training Team (Air)
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptSanjay Khanna19870 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
Details : Group Captain Sanjay Khanna (19870) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a pilot in the fighter stream on 17 Dec 88. He is presently posted as the Director Personnel Officers (DPO)-1 (Fighters). He has over 2500 hrs of accident/ incident free flying and has been commended twice by the CAS in 2000 and 2010. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate of the Defence Service Staff Collage, Wellington. He has flown various trainer and fighter aircraft including HPT-32, Kiran, Iskara, MiG-21, and MiG-29 aircraft. He has held the appointments of CO of Fighter Squadron, Joint Director Personnel Officers (JDPO)-1 (Courses) at Air HQ and Station Commander of Air Force Station Naliya. He has also served as Head of Training Team at DSSC, Wellington. As the Station Commander of a flying base, Group Captain Sanjay Khanna has been the epitome of leader of men. Under his command, the projects for induction of a modern radar and Surface to Air Missile system, both of which are a first for the IAF. were handled with complete attention to detail and innovative solutions resulting in the IAF getting its value for money. Technology intensive systems at base such as the Aerostat Unit and Remotely Piloted Aircraft were kept mission effective through his sustained efforts. Due to his able leadership. the base hosted several fighter aircraft detachments where intense flying was managed in an exceptional manner through focus on safety and efficient utilisation of resources. Under his command. this remote station underwent significant improvements in quality of life of personnel and families. Group Captain Sanjay Khanna was the Director for two Electronic Warfare Camps conducted by South Western Air Command. He showcased his professional competence and man-management skills whereby he was able to achieve extreme synergy between the equipment manufacturers, the programmers of Electronic Warfare Range and the operators in the field to identify problem areas. He thereafter chalked out a road map defining tasking and accountability to bring about long term systemic improvement. The team work and methodical approach has paid good dividends in electronic warfare equipment achieving true air and mission worthiness. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Sanjay Khanna.
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