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Air Commodore Shailendra Singh Kaushik

Service No & Branch 6766 F(P) Stream :Fighters| Transport
Date of Birth: Commissioned: 10 Nov 1962 Course: 82 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1992
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985Air Cmde : 01 Mar 1989
Training and Other Courses Attended
3 AFC (USAF) (Fg Offr) - 01 Sep 196431 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 29 Nov 197530 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1990
Badges Qualified
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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

15 Oct 1979 - 21 Apr 1982Wg CdrNo.2210 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
28 Nov 1988 - 09 Sep 1990Air Cmde36 WingMakarpura (Vadodara) Air Officer Commanding
19 Aug 1991 - 21 Jun 1992Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
25 Jun 1992 - 30 Nov 1992Air Cmde4 Air Force Selection BoardVaranasi President
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeShailendra Singh Kaushik6766 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1991Announced 26 Jan 1991
Details :

Air Commodore Shallindra Singh Kaushik was commissioned in November, 1962 in the Flying (Pilot) Branch in fighter stream. In 1975, he joined the transport stream and up till now has to his credit nearly 1500 hours of air transport missions involving supply drop in the Eastern Sector. While he was the Flight Commander in a Transport Squadron, the Squadron was the recipient of the Flight Safety Trophy for two consecutive years. From 1979 to 1982, he was in command of a SAM III Squadron. The Squadron was non operational when he assumed command and was nursed to operational status by him.

During his tenure as Joint Director of Guided Weapons in the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection, the officer single-handedly introduced and formalized On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Continuity Training syllabi for the use by the crew of Pechora Squadron. He suggested the revamping of flying branch officers in Guided Weapon force to have practical distribution of selected and non­select officers in the stream. His paper titled “Protection for Pechora Combat Flights" dealt with blast protection for Pechora Squadrons which has been accepted as a norm. To include the competitive spirit amongst Pechora Combat Crew, he mooted the idea of “Missile Proficiency badge" for GW operational crew. This suggestion has been accepted. On promotion, the officer was posted as Air Officer Commanding of an Air Force Station. In his short stay of 14 months, he ensured that the performance of non­operational SAM III Squadron was brought up to the level of the operational standards demanded from it. With a single­minded dedication and devotion to duty, the officer has made value contributions in improving and streamlining the operational training of Pechora Squadrons. His indepth knowledge of the systems involved coupled with his capacity to mould the varied experience into practical and viable alternative has been instrumental in laying the foundations of organized tainting in enhancement of operational potential of the SAGW stream.

Air Commodore Shallindra Singh Kaushik has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19910126

Accidents and Incidents: 2

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
30 Jul 1965Mystere IVaFg Offr Shailendra Singh Kaushik
8 SqnMAC
25 Sep 1972Vampire T55Sqn Ldr Shailendra Singh Kaushik
Flt Cdt Bidanda Chengapa Nanjappa
FTWMartin Baker List
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