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Air Commodore Hirendra Chunilal Assudani

Service No & Branch 22137 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Dec 1992 Course: 150 Course
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 19 Dec 1993Wg Cdr : 19 Dec 2005Gp Capt : 17 Jun 2013
Training and Other Courses Attended
81 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1991
Badges Qualified
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptHirendra Chunilal Assudani22137 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2013Announced 26 Jan 2013
Details : Group Captain Hirendra Assudani (22137) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a pilot in flying branch on 19 Dec 92. The officer is a Qualified Flying Instructor and Pilot Attack Instructor. He is fully operational on MiG-21 Bis, Su-30 K and Su-30 MKI aircraft with more than 3500 hrs of flying experience. The officer is presently commanding a premier Su-30 MKI squadron since 28 Jun 10. As the Commanding Officer, the officer has led from the front and optimised the resources to achieve multiple tasks that include Strategic Photo Reconnaissance and special roles. He led the squadron to execute the longest ever Reconnaissance mission undertaken by the IAF, covering over 6500 kms. The squadron has achieved hundred percent of assigned task and exceptional results from all the reconnaissance missions undertaken have been of immense operational value for the Indian Air Force. The squadron was tasked to suggest a template for the Establishment Review for the entire Su-30 MKI fleet. The officer took on this additional responsibility upon him and assiduously made a convincing case for review of Su-30 MKI squadron establishment before the Air Force Standing Establishment Committee, formulating a template for all Su-30 MKIsquadrons. Gp Capt Assudani is a qualified low level aerobatics display pilot. He has participated in the Air Force Day and Republic Day Fly-pests of 2010, 2011 and 2012 wherein the exceptional standards displayed by him won many accolades for the Indian Air Force. As a display supervisor of low level aerobatics on Su-30 MKI ac, he has trained & supervised many aircrew. In Mar 2012, his squadron was awarded the coveted Presidential Standard. His flawless planning, efficient execution and ability to motivate fellow air warriors to work as a team resulted in immaculate conduct of the event. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to duty) to Group Captain Hirendra Assudani.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptHirendra Chunilal Assudani22137 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2018Announced 26 Jan 2018
Details : Group Captain Hirendra Assudani (22137-K) F(P) was commissioned as a fighter pilot in the Flying branch of the Indian Air Force on 19 Dec 92. The officer is a Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI), a Pilot Attack Instructor (PAl), and an alumnus of Army War College, MHOW. He is fully operational on Su-30K and Su-30 MKI aircraft, with more than 3500 hrs of flying experience. He has held the appointments of Commanding Officer of a SU-30 Squadron, Ops Staff at HQ WAC, and is presently the Chief Operations Officer of a Su-30 MKI operating air base. As Chief Operations Officer, his untiring efforts have resulted in a marked improvement in the operational environment of the base, in addition to enhancement in Aerospace Safety and quantum of monthly flying. In Jan 2016, the officer was selected to lead the Indian Air Force contingent for "Exercise Red Flag" at Alaska. This was the first time ever that the IAF was participating in Ex Red Flag with a mixed fleet of fighters (Su-30 MKI and Jaguar) along with IL-78 and C-17 aircraft. It was entirely due to his meticulous planning, foresight and leadership that the exercise was conducted smoothly, without any short comings whatsoever. The contingent performed exceptionally well at Alaska, while maintaining 100% serviceability of its assets for all missions over a period of two months, while travelling approximately 40,000 kms. On the return leg, the officer also led the Su-30 MKI contingent for "Ex Desert Eagle" at UAE, where the IAF once again performed exceptionally well against F-16 and Mir 2000-V aircraft of UAE Air Force. The exceptionally conducted exercise not only raised the bar in defence cooperation but also left an indelible imprint of Indian Air Force's professionalism on the other two air forces. In his present appointment, the officer has displayed exceptional operational acumen. The various initiatives taken by the officer have resulted in an overall improvement of the operational capability of the base. The officer also commanded the prestigious Air Force Day parade in 2015 and was appreciated by all the dignitaries present. For distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Group Captain Hirendra Assudani VM.
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet
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