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Air Vice Marshal Daya Shanker Mishra

Service No & Branch 4067 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 02 Jan 1951 Course: 4 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1984 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 02 Jan 1952Flt Lt : 02 Jan 1956Sqn Ldr : 02 Jan 1963Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971
Acting Gp Capt : 21 Jul 1975Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978Acting Air Cmde : 28 Jun 1980Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1980
Acting AVM : 01 Nov 1982AVM : 23 Dec 1982
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Gp Capt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1975 - 18 Jun 1980Gp Capt11 Base Repair DepotOjhar Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrDaya Shanker Mishra4067 TECHAward Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Dayashanker Mishra was posted to a Base Repair Depot in January, 1970, and was entrusted with the task of organising the major servicing of certain types of aircraft and helicopters. The Depot was required to shoulder a commitment far in excess of its approved task. He made a realistic appraisal of the whole situation and planned the aircraft production sections on modern lines to meet the increased com mitment. He evolved certain repair and servicing schemes and planned the re­sequencing of various technical activities and processes so as to cut down turn-round time. This greatly accelerated the aircraft production programme. He also launched a drive for utilisation of indigenous items and the reclamation of parts in short supply. As a result, the Depot not only exceeded its production task but has also been placed on a more sound footing.

Unit : 3 BRD
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.28 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptDaya Shanker Mishra4067 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1978Announced 26 Jan 1978
Details :

Group Captain Dayashankar Mishra was commissioned in the Air Force in 1951. He has successfully completed a post­graduate course in aircraft design at the College of Aeronautics in the United Kingdom. During his long service, he has held important appointments of the Chief Technical Instructor at Air Force Technical College, Senior Technical Staff Officer and Chief of Aircraft Production in a Base Repair Depot with

great distinction, in recognition of which, he was awarded the Vayu Sena Medal in 1972. Group Captain Mishra was posted to a Base Repair Depot in April, 1974, when the Depot was at its formative stage. He competently handled all problems and completed the formation of the unit in a smooth and efficient manner, enabling the Base Repair Depot to undertake the major servicing of modern fighter aircraft by April, 1975. The stipulated task for major servicing of aircraft for the year 1976-77 increased one and a half times to operational necessity. This called for not only revised planning on the utilisation of resources and manpower but more hours of extra work on the part of everyone concerned. Due to his professional competence and ingenious management of men and resources, the Base Repair Depot achieved, in full, the revised production target assigned to it. The Depot also won the coveted Annual Trophy for the Best Base Repair Depot in Maintenance Command.

Group Captain Dayashankar Mishra has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19780126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVMDaya Shanker Mishra4067 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1985Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Daya Shanker Mishra AVSM VM (4067) AE (M) was commissioned in the Air Force in January 1951 and retired in Mar 84. During his long service of over 33 years, the officer held various command and staff appointments, including that of Officer Commanding of a major Base Repair Depot and Director of Engineering at Air Headquarters. He also served on deputation to HAL as General Manager. He successfully completed the post graduate course at College of Aeronautics, Cranfield (UK) in 1962. As Senior Technical Staff officer and Chief of Aircraft production in a Base Repair Depot, ha served with great distinction in recognition of which he was awarded Vayu Sena, Medal in the year 1972. As Officer Commanding of a Major Base Repair Depot at its formation stage, he applied himself with exemplary zeal and shouldered the responsibilities with a high degree of confidence, he not only completed the formation of the unit in a smooth and efficient manner, but also more than doubled the stipulated production target of aeroengines during the very second year of his Command. But for his complete dedication in the face of serious constraints, it would have been difficult to completer the assigned task. For this outstanding achievement he was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 1978. Later as Director of Engineering 'A', AVM Mishra made significant contribution in formulation and implementation of policies regarding all aspects of maintenance.

Through professional skill, dedication and exemplary devotion to duty Air Vice Marshal Daya Shanker Mishra has rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19850126
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