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Wing Commander Vijaya Anant Joshi

Service No & Branch 7684 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 28 Oct 1963 Course: 85 Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 1984
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 13 May 1983
Training and Other Courses Attended
5 FCL (Sqn Ldr) - 31 Aug 1975
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

20 Nov 1976 - Sqn LdrHALBangalore Test Pilot
01 Apr 1983 - 28 Feb 1984Wg CdrHindustan Aeronatics Limited (Nasik Division)Nasik Chief Test Pilot
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrVijaya Anant Joshi7684 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1984
Details :

Wing Commander Vijay Anant Joshi was commissioned in the IAF on 28th October 1963. He has held the appointments of Flight Commander of S-22 and MiG-21 Squadrons and has undergone flying courses abroad. He graduated as Production Test Pilot in 1976. Thereafter he was posted as Senior Test Pilot in HAL Nasik Division and he logged over 600 hrs of test flying on all variants of MiG21 aircraft.

During his test flying tenure at HAL, the officer tackled number of grave emergencies with proficiency and skill, thereby managing to execute safe landings. In all these emergencies, Wg Cdr Joshi showed a clear sense of judgment, professional capability and saved valuable aircraft.

For having consistently displayed high professional skill, sustained devotion to duty and exemplary record as a Production Test Pilot, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wing Commander Vijay Anant Joshi.

Unit : HAL
Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd February 1985 - No.5-Pres/85 dated 26th January 1983
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