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Air Marshal Ramesh Chandra Bajpai

Service No & Branch 5967 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 20 Jun 1960 Course: 17 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Oct 1996 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 29 Aug 1979Acting Gp Capt : 05 Sep 1983Gp Capt : 19 Oct 1984Air Cmde : 01 Dec 1986
AVM : 01 Nov 1990Air Marshal : 31 Dec 1993C-in-C : 01 Jan 1995
Training and Other Courses Attended
28 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1988
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Air Cmde
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

12 Jan 1989 - 31 May 1990Air CmdeAFS ChakeriKanpur Air Officer Commanding
- AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
22 Nov 1993 - 30 Dec 1994Air MarshalMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
01 Jan 1995 - 31 Oct 1996Air MarshalMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalRamesh Chandra Bajpai5967 MEDAward Date 26 Jan 1995Announced 26 Jan 1995
Details :

Air Marshal Ramesh Chandra Bajpai was commissioned as an Engineer in the Electronics Branch on 20 June, 1960. He has held the appointments of Air Officer Commanding of an Air Force Station and Senior Maintenance Staff Officer (SMSO), Eastern Air Command prior to being appointed SMSO, Maintenance Command. He has undergone various courses on Electronics warfare (EW) such as EW Training in USA. He is an alumnus of the National Defence College,

As a founder member of Electronic Warfare organisation in the Air Force, he has contributed immensely in planning, procurement and maintenance of equipment and formulation of procedures for EW operations. He successfully executed a large number of projects for the indigenous development of Airborne Early Warning System.

As SMSO, Eastern Air Command, he achieved substantial improvements in every aspect of maintenance activities and also effected savings in manpower, money and materials. The aircraft serviceability including the serviceability of ageing Hunter fleet improved which helped in accomplishing the training tasks ahead of time. The inventory holdings were reduced resulting in substantial saving. At every formation, workshop output increased and many innovative projects were implemented. All this was achieved with reduced manpower. Over 94 long standing 'Aircraft On Ground' were recovered and rotated. All this would not have become possible but for his dedication, dynamic leadership, untiring efforts and managerial qualities.

Air Marshal Ramesh Chandra Bajpai has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19950126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalRamesh Chandra Bajpai5967 AELAward Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Air Marshal R Bajpai, AVSM was commissioned in the Engineering Branch on 20 Jun 1960. He holds an MSc. Degree in Physics, M Tech in Radar Technology and was awarded Ph D by IIT Delhi in 1995 for his work on “Electronic Warfare'. He is an alumnus of the National Defence College. He was awarded AVSM in 1995.

He has held many prestigious field and staff appointments. As Senior Maintenance Staff Officer, HQ Maintenance Command, with his innovative approach and thrust on indigenisation, computerisation and rationalisation, he achieved phenomenal growth in every aspect of production and maintenance activity while effecting savings in manpower, money and material.

In his present appointment as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Maintenance Command, under his overall direction, supervision and control, he has ensured successful indigenous development of repair, life extension and overhaul technologies for aircraft, aggregates and other radar and communication equipment. The first AN-32 and MiG-23 BN aircraft overhauled with indigenous technology have already joined the operational fleets. Besides savings in crores of rupees in foreign exchange and downtime of the aircraft, he has provided the nation with much needed self reliance. These extraordinary achievements could be possible because of his sound professional background, administrative and managerial skill and total dedication.

Air Marshal R Bajpai, AVSM has thus rendered distinguished services of the most exceptional order.

Unit : MC
Reference : GoI19970126
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