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Group Captain Sandeep Bansal

Service No & Branch 20438 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Dec 1989 Course: 144 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 2012 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 16 Dec 1994Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2011
Training and Other Courses Attended
75 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1988
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jul 1998 - 30 Jun 2001Sqn LdrSuryakiran Aerobatics Team Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 2005 - 30 Mar 2008Wg CdrSuryakiran Aerobatics Team Commanding Officer
01 May 2006 - 30 Mar 2008Wg CdrNo.52 Squadron Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrSandeep Bansal20438 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2008
Details :

Wing Commander Sandeep Bansal (20438) F (P) was commissioned in the Flying Branch on 16 Dec 89. He is a fully operational Mirage2000 Pilot who flew missions during Kargil operations and commanded a Mirage-2000 detachment in western sector during Op Parakram. He is a cat A Qualified Flying Instructor who stood first during Instrument Rating and Instruction Examiner course. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, where he was adjudged as the Most Spirited Officer and was awarded Thimmayya Medal for standing first in the Overall Order of Merit. For his dedication to service, he was commended by the CAS in 2002.

Because of his professional competence of a very high order, Wg Cdr S Bansal was appointed as a CO and Team Leader of Suryakiran Formation Aerobatic Team on 06 Jun 05. Since then, he has performed creditably and led the Suryakiran team with distinction and ensured very high display standards winning laurels for IAF and making Indians proud of the IAF. Leading the nine aircraft team for more than 85 displays in two years, he has always displayed with maturity, confidence, precision and flying skills of the highest order.

With his foresight, immaculate planning and close supervision, the team was able to successfully accomplish highest ever display tasking during the IAF's Platinum Jubilee year of 2006-07. Additionally, he has also completed significant tasks of compiling Briefing Guide for the team, revision of the Suryakiran training syllabus and procured better training aids. All these measures have resulted in more effective and safer training capabilities.

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

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