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Air Commodore Vinod Khanna

Service No & Branch 9577 AE(L) (Orig: AE(L))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Nov 1964 Course: 33 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 1998 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 06 Jun 1986Gp Capt : 21 May 1990Air Cmde : 02 Sep 1996
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

03 Feb 1992 - 17 Jul 1994Gp Capt805 Signal UnitKasauli Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptVinod Khanna9577 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1995Announced 26 Jan 1995
Details :

Group Captain Vinod Khanna was commissioned as an Electronic Engineer on 04 October 1965. He has held the appointments of Deputy Air Attaché, Embassy of India, USA, Chief Engineer Officer AF Station Rajokri, Commanding Officer of a Guided Weapon Technical Squadron, Deputy Command Engineering Officer in HQ South Western Air Command and at present holds the appointment of Station Commander at Air Force Station, Kasauli. In the year 1993, AOC-in-C Western Air Command directed the station to make contingency plans to prevent any disruption of communications at Kasauli hub-centre. Group Capt Khanna took upon himself to fabricate light weight, low cost and highly manoeuvrable antennas in order to reduce the time of link loss. After fabricating the antennas, trials were conducted on various links to establish the usefulness of these antennas. The trials proved successful and use of these light weight contingency antennas has now been accepted by Air HQ for use in other hub-centres also as contingency measure. By devising these antennas and proving their usefulness, Gp Capt Vinod Khanna has saved at least thirty lakh rupees. The time of link loss has also been reduced from 10-12 hours per antenna to less than 02 hours.

The Officer also initiated various measures such as modification to power house and electronic equipment to keep the serviceability of equipment at more than 99%. For maintaining a high degree of operational preparedness and very high serviceability of equipment, the Station was awarded the Best Performance Trophy in November 1993.

For distinguished service of high order the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Gp Capt Vinod Khanna.

Unit : AFS Kasauli
Reference : GoI19950126
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