Group Captain Vivek Yeshwant Nehru (3488) was commissioned as a Navigator in the Flying Branch of the Air Force in April, 1948. In the earlier part of his career he served as a navigator in operational squadrons. After successfully completing an Advanced Navigation Course in Australia he was employed as a Navigation Instructor in a training squadron. Subsequently he served as a staff officer in an operational Command. In all these assignments he acquitted himself in an admirable manner.
In 1963, Group Captain Vivek Yeshwant Nehru was selected for deputation as an Instructor to the UAR. By his hard work and selfless devotion to duty he earned the gratitude of the UAR Air Force and contributed towards the effectiveness of the IAF Team in that country.
In his present assignment as President of an Air Force Selection Board, Group Captain Nehru has brought about a marked improvement in the functioning of the Board as well as in the administration of its various wings. With his dynamic personality and able stewardship it has been possible for the Board to deal with a record number of candidates during 1970.
Group Captain Vivek Yeshwant Nehru has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.