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Air Vice Marshal Vishnu Murti Raina

Service No & Branch 5382 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 14 Sep 1936 Commissioned: 29 May 1957 Course: 72 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Sep 1992 Superannuated Died on 01 Feb 2016 (80 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 17 Apr 1978Acting Gp Capt : 22 Apr 1981Gp Capt : 08 Jul 1981Air Cmde : 07 Oct 1985
AVM : 02 Jul 1990
Training and Other Courses Attended
12 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 195627 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 20 Nov 1971
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde
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 Jul 1977 - 09 Dec 1979Wg CdrNo.101 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
07 Jan 1985 - 16 Sep 1986Air Cmde32 WingJodhpur Air Officer Commanding
04 Jan 1988 - 25 Jun 1990Air CmdeWestern Air CommandDelhi Air-I
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtVishnu Murti Raina5382 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMVishnu Murti Raina5382 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Vishnu Murti Raina was commissioned in fighter stream of IAF on 29 May 57. Since then he has held some most important and prestigious operational and administrative appointments in the IAF with distinction.

He is currently holding the appointments of Air 1 at HQ Western Air Command. On taking over his present assignment in Jan 88, he was immediately involved in a major intercommand exercise. The successful culminating of the exercise was largely due to his initiative, resourcefulness and hard work put in by Air Vice Marshal Raina. Variety of aircraft, terrain, operating conditions and the weapon systems in WAC demand high level of professional knowledge, managerial skill, application and decision making ability. Air Cmde VM Raina displayed all these qualities in ample measures. In Oct 88, Western Air Command was tasked to conduct an Air Power Display at Tilpat Range in Feb/Mar 89. The entire task of planning and execution of this prestigious event was handled by Air Vice Marshal Raina. Air Vice Marshal Raina generated considerable enthusiasm amongst the aircrew and the staff to give off their best. His thoughtful handling of those under him resulted in building up of a well integrated team of officers in HQ Western Air Command working towards successful completion of this precisely controlled and well executed demonstration.

Air Vice Marshal Vishnu Murti Raina has, thus, rendered distinguished service of exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19910126
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