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Air Vice Marshal Jayaram Nilkanth Jatar

Service No & Branch 4040 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 19 Jan 1951 Course: 54 Course
Service End: Retired on 13 Jun 1984 Voluntary Retirement Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 19 Jan 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1969Acting Gp Capt : 29 Jul 1975Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1976
Acting Air Cmde : 02 Jan 1978Air Cmde : 02 Jan 1978Acting AVM : 01 Jul 1983AVM : 01 Jul 1983
Training and Other Courses Attended
22 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 31 Mar 1967
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

01 Apr 1959 - Flt LtNo.23 SquadronPoona Flight Commander
02 Apr 1962 - 01 Oct 1962Sqn LdrNo.2 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
01 Aug 1967 - 01 Jan 1969Wg CdrNo.21 SquadronGorakhpur Commanding Officer
20 Jul 1975 - 22 Jan 1977Gp Capt18 WingPathankot Station Commander
20 Jun 1977 - 29 Dec 1978Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-I
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrJayaram Nilkanth Jatar4040 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details :

Wing Commander Jayaram Nilkanth Jatar has been commanding a squadron since August 1967. His zeal and untiring efforts has led to an increase in the monthly flying hours and a substantial reduction in the accident/ incident rate. The Squadron has also won the Command Gunnery Trophy for 1969. During his command, the Squadron was called upon to operate a number of detachments. He successfully met these commitments. He has also successfully devised a light weight starting system to enhance the squadron's mobility besides ways to improve the serviceability of the ground equipment. He was the top scorer during 1969 Command Gunnery Meet. Once when one aircraft had force landed at a landing ground and its retrieval became a problem due to the surrounding obstructions and the uneven surface of the runway area he, with his exceptional airmanship, was able to execute a take-off and bring the aircraft safely to the base.

Throughout, Wing Commander Jayaram Nilkanth Jatar displayed courage, devotion to duty and exceptional airmanship.

Unit : 21 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeJayaram Nilkanth Jatar4040 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1978Announced 26 Jan 1978
Details :

Air Commodore Jayaram Nilkanth Jatar was in command of a Fighter Wing of the Air Force which has heavy flying activity throughout the year. From the day of assuming command, he devoted himself to the work of enhancing the operational potential of his base. During his tenure, a new Weapon was introduced whose lethality necessitated the defining of operating methods for causing the maximum damage to an enemy, without compromising the safety of our own forces. He examined all the intricacies of the problem and was solely responsible for the formulation of an operating procedure for the employment of this new Weapons System which has now been accepted as a Standard Operating Procedure. He also readjusted the available resources and fabricated a fail safe MF communication system. This facility provides a standby method to cater for the worst case of total failure of other communications.

Environmental peculiarities of his base required time control over Technical and Flying activities for safe flying. He adhered to and achieved the highest, standards of flying and maintenance discipline. His dedicated involvement has enhanced safety consciousness in Air and Ground Crew which has led to an effective flight safety programme, reduction in the rate of accidents and in avoidance of wastage of valuable fighting equipment. He was also able to achieve a formidable flying task of 8993 hours on fighters without a single accident. It is to his great credit that he reduced the station accident rate from 15 to zero.

Air Commodore Jayaram Nilkanth Jatar has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19780126
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