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Air Vice Marshal Rahul Bhasin

Service No & Branch 20745 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 Jun 1990 Course: 145 Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 16 Jun 1995Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Sep 2011Air Cmde : 01 Dec 2018
Training and Other Courses Attended
76 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 198910 HDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 2015
Badges Qualified
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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

03 Mar 2008 - 28 Mar 2010Wg CdrNo.223 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
12 Nov 2018 - Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Air Officer Commanding
01 Feb 2023 - AVMAdvance HQ, Eastern Air CommandCalcutta Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrRahul Bhasin20745 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
Details : Wing Commander Rahul Bhasin (20745) Flying (Pilot)has been on the posted strength of 223 Squadron with effect from 03 Mar 08. Since then, he has been performing the duties of Commanding Officer of the Squadron. Shortly after taking over command, Wg Cdr R Bhasin was tasked with shifting of the Squadron due to planned runway repairs. The move, although ordered at extremely short notice, was planned and executed meticulously. The Sqn undertook trouble-free operations from the relocated station for a period of fifteen months, before moving back to the parent Air Force Station. The move back was equally well planned and executed, without losing out on even a single flying day. Under the command of Wg Cdr R Bhasin, the Sqn went from strength to strength, taking on all operational commitments assigned with distinction. These included numerous Command-level exercises, outstation detachments and commitments like the Air Force Flypasts in 2008 and 2009, both of which were personally led by Wg Cdr R Bhasin as leader of the Baaz formation. Wg Cdr R Bhasin ensured that the flying task undertaken by the Sqn was enhanced significantly. This enabled the Sqn to achieve by Jun 09 the enviable distinction of having achieved operational status for all its aircrew. With diligent application of safety norms, the officer ensured that the increased flying effort was achieved with a clean safety record as well. Under his command, the Sqn has maintained an accident/ incident free record since Aug 08. The Sqn also maintained a high serviceability state consistently and even achieved hundred per cent serviceability on three occasions. The performance of the Sqn was duly acknowledged, with the Sqn being adjudged as the 'Best Fighter Squadron' of WAC for the year 2008-09. Wg Cdr R Bhasin ensured that the Sqn lived up to its reputation by performing with distinction in all traits, in the DAS[ inspection in Mar 10. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Rahul Bhasin.
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