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Air Commodore Jaspal Singh Kalra

Service No & Branch 7999 AE(M)

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Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Jul 1964 Course: 28 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 2001
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 02 Apr 1990Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1996
Training and Other Courses Attended
33 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 26 Nov 197736 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1996
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Mar 1997 - 01 Jan 1998Air Cmde3 Base Repair DepotChandigarh Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrJaspal Singh Kalra7999 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1986Announced 26 Jan 1986
Details :

Wing Commander Jaspal Singh Kalra (7999) Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) was commissioned in Jul 64. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and has held various Staff and Field Appointments with distinction. In his present appointment at Head quarters Eastern Air Command, he has rendered distinguished service of a high order.

Soon after taking over his responsibilities, he studied the problems afflicting the aircraft fleets entrusted to him, analyzed each aspect thoroughly and set about removing constraints and improving the maintenance activities. By his systematic and persistent efforts, serviceability of aircraft and helicopter under his charge has consistently improved over the months and now stands well above the serviceability targets fixed for Badal, Pratap, Chetaks and Cheetah aircraft.

Wg Cdr Kalra's efforts on the improvement of maintenance culture by enforcing correct technical practices have been very rewarding. He has been largely responsible for formulating the task of 'Action Groups' and 'Hazard Evaluation Teams', and a number of Command Maintenance Instructions. He had ensured through frequent visits to the field units that the servicing personnel did understand various technical instructions issued by Air Headquarters and Command Headquarters and strictly comply these instructions.

Wg Cdr Kalra has taken keen interest in the promotion of better quality control of aviation fuel. He organized courses with the assistance of Indian Oil Corporation, helped units in improving quality control laboratory and thereby brought about significant improvement of Quality Control set up, even in the remote Advanced Landing Grounds.

To accomplish the above tasks, he has displayed commendable enthusiasm, perseverance, anticipation, analytical power, staff work, organizing capability and professional competence of a very high order. For his dedication, hard work and significant contribution in improving aircraft serviceability, training and technical practices, the President is pleased to award the Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Jaspal Singh Kalra.

Unit : EAC
Reference : GoI19860126
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