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Air Commodore Shailesh Kumar

Service No & Branch 5520 ADM
Date of Birth: 05 Jan 1936 Commissioned: 01 Jun 1958 Course: 15 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 1991 Died on 17 Oct 2009 (73 Years age)
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Jun 1960Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1978Acting Gp Capt : 26 Jul 1982Gp Capt : 28 Mar 1983
Air Cmde : 01 Mar 1989
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrShailesh Kumar5520 ADMAward Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Shailesh Kumar was serving as Sector Operation Officer with a Signals Unit. He introduced new and original ideas and training schemes which led to considerable improvement in the working of the Air Defence system. The induction of a large number of operational units of various types during the operations required intelligent planning and meticulous coordination which he achieved with commendable efficiency. In addition, he was always concerned with the safe return and recovery of our offensive missions which saved a number of our aircraft under emergency conditions. On many occasions, he directed the successful interception of enemy aircraft by our fighters.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Shailesh Kumar displayed leadership, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 501 SU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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