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Wing Commander Tarundeep Singh Puri

Service No & Branch 25760 AE(M)
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 26 Jul 1999 Course: 55 AEC Course
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Wg Cdr : 24 Jul 2011
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrTarundeep Singh Puri25760 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 2014Announced 26 Jan 2014
Details : Wg Cdr Tarundeep Singh Puri (25760) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as an engineer in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) branch on 26 Jul 99 and is on the posted strength of Sarang Display Team at Air Force Station Sulur with effect from 03 Jun 13 and is performing the duty of Senior Engineering Officer (SEO). While undertaking a detachment at Air Force Academy, on 18 June 2013 the unit was ordered to move to Uttarakhand to participate in Disaster Relief Operations (Op Rahat). Despite the short notice, Wg Cdr TS Puri was able to position four helicopters at Sarsawa the very next day. Subsequently, he sustained high tempo operations at Gauchar with minimal infrastructure and logistics support through his innovativeness, out of box thinking and excellent liaison with civil authorities. Most notably Wg Cdr TS Puri innovated and fabricated lighting arrangements at the airfield at Gauchar, to facilitate 50 hrs servicing of helicopters at night. He also used local resources to innovate a means of providing specialist power supply to the helicopters on tarmac. The unit detachment also undertook major servicing and one tail rotor blade change at Gauchar, which is extremely complicated and difficult to execute even in an organized infrastructural set up. As Engineering Officer of the detachment, Wg Cdr TS Puri combined all the technical manpower available at Gauchar, so that for each type of helicopter, irrespective of unit it belonged to, there was availability of worker and supervisor with sufficient expertise in each trade to undertake first line servicing. He identified fuel shortage as a critical aspect that could affect operations and used a refueling bowser to recirculate unusable fuel from barrels. With this ingenuity, he was able to generate 9000 litres of fuel as a stop gap measure and thus ensured that the detachment did not lose even one day's flying, which could have cost hundreds of lives. Bringing his vast operational experience to the fore, Wg Cdr TS Puri ensured high standards of aerospace safety through excellent tarmac management and safe maintenance practices, despite 28 helicopters operating from one makeshift base. He led by example and inspired the Air Warriors under him to perform to their full potential. For his out of box thinking, innovation and distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Tarundeep Singh Puri.
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