Squadron Leader Surendra Kumar Kaushik has been posted to an operational Squadron since June 1965. During this period, while on a course abroad for conversion on to a new type of aircraft his performance was rated 'exceptional'. In the Squadron, besides his normal operational assignments, he has been responsible for training of newly posted Navigators. He has over 1,900 hours of flying to his credit. In the earlier assignments in the Eastern Sector, he had flown over 900 hours in difficult terrain. During his tenure as instructor in the Navigation School, most of his pupils passed out with high positions in the Course. He holds the Instructional Category 'A-2'. Throughout, Squadron Leader Surendra Kumar Kaushik displayed professional skill and devotion to duty.