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Air Vice Marshal Tarun Chaudhry

Service No & Branch 20452 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Dec 1989 Course: 144 Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 16 Dec 1994Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2011Air Cmde : 16 Oct 2017
Training and Other Courses Attended
75 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 198859 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2019
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Gp Capt

Air Cmde
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
20 Aug 2008 - 21 Jun 2009Wg CdrNo.17 SquadronBhatinda Commanding Officer
- Gp CaptEmbassy of India, SwedenStockholm Defence Attache
22 Jun 2009 - Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi DPO-1(F)
31 Oct 2015 - 28 May 2017Gp Capt38 WingBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc Station Commander
- 31 Dec 2018Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Cmde (Projects)
- 04 Jul 2021Air Cmde5 WingKalaikunda Air Officer Commanding
22 Oct 2020 - No.17 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Aug 2021 - Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Air Cmde (PO-1)
01 Oct 2022 - AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Projects
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptTarun Chaudhry20452 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2012Announced 26 Jan 2012
Details : Group Captain Tarun Chaudhry (20452) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF on 16 Dec 89. He is on the posted strength of Dte of Personnel Officers at Air HQ (VB) wef 22 Jun 09. As DPO-l(F), the officer is responsible for the HR and career planning issues for nearly 1400 officers from the Fighter stream, upto the rank of Gp Capt. During his tenure, the officer has worked hard towards increasing transparency and improving efficiency. Among the significant issues addressed by the officer and which benefited the organisation as a whole was the management of U/T aircrew in the Fighter Stream. He has recommended practical and result-oriented steps including review of ex-HOTS OST syllabus so as to cut down on the conversion period and establishment of an additional Type Training squadron for the SU-30 and Jaguar fleet on the OCCUR concept. Similarly, the constraints of QFI manning and its long term HR implications were brought to the notice of senior commanders and an interim solution identified and implemented, so as to ensure that there was no disruption in training output. The anomaly between the QRs for the Sqn Cdrs Board and Promotion Board-Il was identified by the officer through exhaustive analysis and a time bound comprehensive plan has been implemented. The timely identification of the problem was appreciated by the CAS. The officer's regular interaction with the field personnel in the placement process has vastly improved satisfaction levels amongst all officers due to his meticulous approach. The satisfaction percentage for the placements after the Higher Command and Air Staff Course has been close to hundred percent. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Tarun Chaudhry.
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