Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the 16 Sqn


A total of 3 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 3 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Sgt Mahesh Nath Bhan 204738 ORUnit : No.16 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 69 Announced 26 Jan 69
Details :

Sergeant Mahesh Nath Bhan has been serving with an Operational Squadron for the last seven years. During his stay in this Squadron he has been responsible for the servicing of all ranges of ground equipment required for the aircraft in use. His thorough knowledge and high technical skill has resulted in achieving enviable serviceability of 100%. Thus, his sustained efforts have been instrumental in enabling the Squadron to achieve a high state of operational readiness.

Despite his personal discomfort and handicapped by low medical category, Sgt. Bhan has put in sustained hard work to keep the Squadron always operationally ready. In this he has displayed vast organising ability. He has technical skill, unfaultering devotion to duty and tremendous capacity for hard work. He has rendered invaluable service and has been a source of inspiration to his other colleagues in the Squadron.

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

Vishist Seva Medal
Sgt Syed Muniruddin 400594 ORUnit : No.16 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 69 Announced 26 Jan 69
Details :

Sergeant Syed Muniruddin has been associated with Canberra Squadrons for over a decade. During this period he has been concerned with first and second line servicing of all ranges of armament equipment fitted in this aircraft meant for various roles. He has been instrumental in carrying out almost all modifications introduced by the IAF in this aircraft concerning armament. He has made significant contribution towards the introduction of a release unit which was subsequently used in other aircraft as well with slight modifications. He is a versatile worker, having extreme resourcefulness and devotion to duty. His missionary zeal for work and high standard of discipline has set an excellent example to all men in this Squadron. Sgt. Muniruddin has rendered invaluable service of a distinguished order.

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

Vishist Seva Medal
Flt Sgt Kulwant Singh Kular 218163 ORUnit : No.16 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 74 Announced 26 Jan 74
Details :

218163 Flight Sergeant Kulwant Singh Kular, Fitter Armourer was enrolled in the Indian Air Force in March, 1954. During his career he has served in a number of operational units.

Flight Sergeant Kular is at presen serving as the Senior Non-Commissioned officer incharge of Armament Section of an operational Squadron. He has been instrumental in analyzing and rectifying several obscure faults in the aircraft armament systems. His contribution to the improvement of the reliability of airborne and ground armament equipment has been significant.

Flight Sergeant Kular has successfully fabricated a very reliable device to test the serviceability of the armament system of an operational type of aircraft, the use of which will drastically reduce failure in the system. He has thus made a significant contribution to the operational efficiency of the IAF. His personal example of dedicated service has been a constant source of inspiration to his men.

By his outstanding work, professional skill, initiative and selfless devotion to wor, Flight Sergeant Kulwant Singh has rendered distinguished service of a hig order. He is awarded Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1974 Number:32 

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