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Air Vice Marshal Kapil Razdan

Service No & Branch 8005 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 02 Nov 1963 Course: 28 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 2001 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 03 Jul 1965Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1988Air Cmde : 02 Jan 1995
AVM : 28 May 1997
Training and Other Courses Attended
22 LDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 1992
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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

28 May 1997 - 09 Aug 1998AVMTraining CommandBangalore Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtKapil Razdan8005 AEMAward Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrKapil Razdan8005 AE(M)Award Date 26 Jan 1982Announced 26 Jan 1982
Details :

Squadron Leader Kapil Razdan (8005) AE (M) is posted as the Senior Technical Officer (STO) of a Squadron being reequipped with a new type of aircraft.

When the he took over as the Senior Technical Officer there was no servicing infrastructure. He therefore had to organize the completing servicing facilities for the aircraft while new aircraft were already being delivered. With the induction of more aircraft and Pilots came into the inevitable pressure to undertake conversions and of acquiring operational status. Undaunted, he readily accepted the challenge and methodically went about accomplishing the Herculean task which consisted of identification and segregation of tools/ground equipment, setting of servicing bays, scheduling of first and second line servicing facilities and organization of effective maintenance control. In addition he also had to organize the basic and follow up training of newly posted technicians.

Inspite of desperate shortage of trained manpower and continuing shortage of ground/test equipment and spares, Sqn Ldr Razdan has so organized the Squadron Technical activities that the Squadron flew 1100 sorties during the first year with limited aircraft, and also carried out weapons sorties and night flying. All these 1100 sorties were flown without a single accident which speaks volumes for the standard of maintenance practices that he set up. His efforts have contributed substantially towards enabling the Squadron to train 10 new pilots and to declare another 12 pilots operational, thereby achieving a creditable operational status in a short time.

During the year, Sqn Ldr Razdan has worked long and arduous hours every day without a break with utter disregard for his personal problems and basic needs. Despite all this pressure of work he has gone out of the way to look after the welfare of his airmen, as well. By his fine example and a tremendous drive, he has been a source of inspiration to all the technical officers, Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and airmen.

For his selfless devotion to duty and distinguished service of a high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Squadron Leader Kapil Razdan.

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Reference : GoI19820126
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