Ati Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the EAC

A total of 2 Awards are listed.
Ati Vishist Seva Medal : 2 |
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Anand Ramdas Pandit 1707 F(P)Unit : Eastern Air Command  Award Date 26 Jan 69 Announced 26 Jan 69
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Air Commodore Anand Ramdas Pandit was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1941. He saw active service during World War II and was awarded Distinguished Flying Cross. He attended Defence Services Staff College in 1951-52, Indoctrination Course at Air Force School of Aviation Medicine in 1958 and the National Defence College Course in 1962-63. He has held various staff and command appointments While commanding an IAF Squadron, he has flown various types of aircraft and has varied flying experience. Subsequently, he was appointed Chief Instructor at the Jet Training Wing, and in this capacity, he successfully trained a large number of jet pilots. From 1963 to 1966, as the Senior Air Staff Officer of the Eastern Air Command, he was instrumental in swiftly achieving the targets of air maintenance task for the Command. The high standard of instructional level at the School of Land Air Warfare is largely the result of the improvements effected in the syllabus by this officer in 1967.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1969 Number: 

Bar to Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air Cmde Krishna Mohan Ram 3101 F(P)Unit : Eastern Air Command  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
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Air Commodore Krishan Mohan Ram was commissioned in the Flying (Pilot) of the Indian Air Force in April, 1945. During his long service, he held a variety of important flying and staff appointment. Since August 1971 he is holding the appointment of Air-I at Headquarters, Eastern Air Command. In this assignment, he was responsible for drawing up the operational plans for the fighter squadrons to meet the Pakistan Air Force threat in Bangla Desh. Simultaneously, he organised intensive training of aircrew in simulated operational conditions to suit the Air Command operational plans. Both these tasks were achieved in a very short period because of his perseverance and hard work.

During operations, Air Commodore Krishan Mohan Ram supervised the running of the operations room and assisted in the conduct of the minute to minute operation. He worked tirelessly, for very long hours, displaying excellent administrative skill and professional competence in taking decisions and ordering air strikes in support of the Army and against enemy targets. Amongst his other outstanding achievements during this period were the briefing of the fighter aircrew for pinpoint strike on selected targets as well as the briefing of the bomber aircrew who were assigned tasks in support of the Army. The success of these missions, was to a great extent due to the effective briefing given by Air Commodore Krishan Mohan Ram to the aircrew. Throughout the operation, Air Commodore Krishan Mohan Ram worked without any regard to his personal comforts. His contribution to the success of the operations in the Eastern Sector was significant. He has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1972 Number: 

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