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Group Captain Sanjeev Kanwar

Service No & Branch 23520 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 17 Jun 1995 Course: 155 Course
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Fg Offr : 17 Jun 1996Wg Cdr : 17 Jun 2008Gp Capt : 03 Feb 2016
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Gp CaptSanjeev Kanwar23520 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2015Announced 26 Jan 2015
Details : Group Captain Sanjeev Kanwar (23520) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a fighter pilot in the flying branch on 17 Jun 1995. He is commanding a front line fighter squadron since 16 April 2012. Gp Capt S Kanwar is a Qualified Flying Instructor with over 4236 hours of accident free flying. He is also an experimental test pilot with over four years of test flying. During this period he has been associated with many prestigious projects, flight trails and training of other test pilots. Gp Capt S Kanwar has been in command of a Darin-Il Jaguar Squadron that has been additionally entrusted with the onerous role of type training for the Jaguar fleet. The Squadron also has the unique task of operational exploitation of the modern Reccellite pod. On an average six pilots join the Squadron every six months to complete their operational training. In the two years under this command the Squadron flew a whopping 5150 hours and graduated 16 pilots so far with another four on the verge of completing the syllabus. All this was achieved in an accident free environment. In spite of the demands of the training role, all the other staff pilots of the Squadron have achieved and maintained all operational qualifications like 4 ac lead, trainer captaincy, night strike, air to air refueling and Laser Designation Pod (LDP) / Recellite flying. The Sqn won the prestigious Eklavya trophy for exceptional gunnery / bombing skills in SWAC for two consecutive years 2012 and 2013 while winning a suite of team events." The Sqn has proved its operational edge while participating in exercises like Iron-Fist, Prashikshan, Livewire, Trishakti and many EW workshops. In April 2012, the Sqn held the unique distinction of flying with 8 x 1000 lbs on the Jaguar ac after nearly two decades. During the DASI inspection in November 2013, the Squadron performed exceeding well and was adjudged 'Average Plus' on all counts. The Sqn's training efforts were appreciated by AEB during all their inspections. All these were possible due to the untiring efforts, relentless commitment and never ending drive of Gp Capt Kanwar as the CO. Apart from imparting flying training, Gp Capt Kanwar ensured that the young pilots were groomed to be 'officers and gentlemen' while understanding and upholding the noble traditions, fine customs, and enduring values and ethos of the IAF He has also employed his skills as a test pilot while leading the team that was set up by Air HQ to study the teething problems of the Jaguar engine and suggest remedial measures. The study report is today considered a keystone document related to the engine on the Jaguar. For exceptional devotion to duty, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal (Devotion to Duty) to Group Captain Sanjeev Kanwar
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Reference : Air Force Day Booklet
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