|Service No & Branch||8277 AE(M)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 13 Dec 1963||Course: 28 DEO Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Jul 1994|
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|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Ashutosh Nigam||8277 AE(M)||Award Date 26 Jan 1984||Announced 26 Jan 1984|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Ashutosh Nigam was commissioned in the Air Force in July 63. Since the he has held a variety of field appointments like Engineering Officer, Officer in charge Repair and Servicing Section, Officer in charge Avro Overhaul and Senior Technical Officer of a Transport Squadron.
Wing Commander Nigam was appointed STO the transport Squadron when the Squadron when the Squadron was being converted from Dakota to Avro aircraft. Despite shortage of trained manpower and ground equipment, Wing Commander Nigam, without being disheartened, took stock of the situation. He carefully worked out equipment, procured the minimum required item in the shortest possible time and devoted all his energy to the task of introducing the aircraft to the Squadron and making it fully operational. It is because of his personal involvement, professional skill and initiative that the Squadron not only improved its serviceability state, but also achieved 100% serviceability on many occasions - a Unit record.
To sustain his achievement, he also trained a record number of technicians by carefully planning the training schedule and conducting the classes personally. During his tenure, the Squadron maintained accident/incident free record inspire of flying over 10250 hours. He also improved the average serviceability state. His personal contribution is the main factor which has paved the way for the Sqn to wing the coveted Sqn of the year, safety trophy 1981-82 and for being adjudged the Best Transport/Helicopter Unit in his Command for two successive years (1980-81).
For having displayed single minded devotion to duty and dedication, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Ashutosh Nigam.
|Unit : 11 Sqn|
|Reference : GoI19840126|