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Group Captain Ajay Devidas Purandare

Service No & Branch 21526 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Dec 1991 Course: 148 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2016 Voluntary Retirement
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 14 Dec 1996Wg Cdr : 16 Dec 2004Gp Capt : 01 Mar 2013
Training and Other Courses Attended
79 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1990
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

20 Dec 2010 - 01 Apr 2012Wg CdrNo.2231 SquadronBaroda Commanding Officer
02 Apr 2012 - 28 Apr 2013Gp CaptNo.2231 SquadronBaroda Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtAjay Devidas Purandare21526 F(P)Award Date Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 1 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India No.28 - Pres/2000 dated 11th March 2000
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrAjay Devidas Purandare21526 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2009Announced 26 Jan 2009
Details : Wing Commander Ajay Devidas Purandare (21526) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of Cell for Air Tasking Strike Planning and Air Warfare (CATSPAW), South Western Air Command, Indian Air Force (SWAC, IAF) since 30 May 2005 and worked as Command Operations Plans Officer till 30 Aug 2007 and presently holding the post of OIC CATSPAW. Wg Cdr Purandare made significant contribution while at Electronic Warfare Range (EWR), Gwalior in 2000-2001 where he authored a training precis on Electronic Warfare (EW) and contributed largely towards formulation of Indian Air Publications (lAP) 8606 - Fundamentals of EW Self Protection Suite. As Directing Staff at Tactical Air Combat Development Establishment (TACDE), Gwalior in 2003-2005 he was instrumental in the planning, conduct and analysis of numerous exercises including several international exercises. He introduced the 'Compe Ground Positioning System (Compe GPS), software, a GPS based debrief tool which has gained wide acceptance in the entire Indian Air Force. His most significant contribution has been towards the structuring, conduct and analysis of Ex Javelin 11, a step towards evolving a Beyond Visual Range (BVR) employment doctrine for the Indian Air Force. While at HQ SWAC he has contributed immensely in structuring a new section - CATSPAW, building on constantly towards an efficient way of conducting air operations. He also undertook the formulation of HQ SWAC Operations Instructions from Aug 2005 to Feb 2006, a task that demanded commitment of a very high order. His contribution towards the planning and conduct of Exercise Gagan Shakti, both, at Air Headquarters and HQ SWAC Level, as the Coordinating Officer has ensured a safe and efficient conduct of the exercise. Recent achievements have been the smooth induction of Integrated Command Air tasking system (ICATS) in SWAC and further consolidation of the air dominance concept and air battle management concept in exercises held by SWAC. Due to his single-minded focus towards the task at hand, extreme hard work, ability to handle stress and planning abilities he has been able to complete the assigned tasks to the desired standard within the stipulated time. For his distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Ajay Devidas Purandare.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet
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