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Group Captain Sandeep Kumar

Service No & Branch 21481 AE(M)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 30 Sep 1991 Course: 40 AEC Course
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Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2014
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrSandeep Kumar21481 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2012Announced 26 Jan 2012
Details : Wing Commander Sandeep Kumar (21481) Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) was commissioned in as engineer in the technical branch on 30 Sep 91. He is performing the duties of Chief Engineering Officer (CEO) at Air Force Station Sarsawa, since 19 Apr 10. He has held appointment of Senior Engineer (Aircraft) of flying base and staff at Headquarter Western Air Command as fleet officer for Russian transport and heptr fleet. He has been commended by Chief of the Air Staff in 2005 and 2009 for displaying exceptional professionalism and devotion to duty. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, he is also a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and post graduate from The Defence Institute of Advanced Technology Pune. Wg Cdr Sandeep Kumar with his keen foresight, anticipation and meticulous planning, was instrumental in achieving and sustaining a very high serviceability in Mi-17 IV heptrs, enabling a four heptr detachment at Raipur and Jagdalpur for Op Triveni with minimum down time. The Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) fleet serviceability was substantially improved within a span of six months due to his untiring efforts and personal involvement. Due to his relentless pursuit, strong inclination for minute details and persistent liaison with supply agencies he was able to achieve Aircraft on Ground (AOG) buildup of seven ALH and three Mi-17 IV. To further improve the Op potential of the ALH and Mi-171V fleets, he proposed and successfully completed 750 hrs servicing on ALH within two months against the average time of nine months taken by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and in case of MI- 17 IV he undertook a study including ground trials, by which all the 'three series' helicopters can be converted to bombing role. Wg Cdr Sandeep Kumar is an outstanding officer and with his exceptional knowledge and skills achieved through continuous hard work he has ensured development of an excellent maintenance culture in the Station with emphasis on modernisation, innovation and self reliance. Some examples are fabrication of Mobile Lighting Trolley, recovery of a Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML)Tractor from a prolonged un-serviceability, defect analysis and repair of Modern Servicing Garage, unserviceable since 2002. These indigenous tasks and many more undertaken by the officer have resulted in savings of approx Rs 20,00,000/- to the government exchequer. Due to his innovative ideas and dedication to ensure immediate implementation, he has proved to be an asset to the station and the organisation as a whole. For distinguished service of high order, Hon 'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Sandeep Kumar.
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