Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the 258 SU


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Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Navraj Krishan Arora 13887 ADMUnit : 258 Signal Unit  Award Date 26 Jan 98 Announced 26 Jan 98
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Wing Commander NK Arora (13887) Administration was commissioned on 18 Jan 75 in Admin Branch and has been functioning as CO, 258 SU and Station Commander, Air Force Station, Gandhinagar, since 10 Apr 95. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.

Inducted as Fighter Controller on commissioning, he has through the years shown a remarkable keenness to imbibe knowledge and the will to strive for excellence. He was designated as Training Director in earlier tenures, and was commended by AOC-in-C SWAC in 1985, for recovering a large number of aircraft as Sector Director, 47 SU. His tenure at RCPO from 1987 to 1990 was markedly operational activation and handing over AD Radar Units of ADGES network. While at 501 SU and at HQ SWAC IAF, he brought his vast experience into play to bring about significant changes in Air Defence philosophy and planned realistic exercises to validate AD concepts.

Since assuming the Command of Air Force Station Gandhinagar, the Officer has shown outstanding results and highest standards of professional output. During the extended deployment of P-40 radar and other associated assets for over eight months he demonstrated excellent man-management and quality leadership. Siting of radar in the face of adverse environment, poor infrastructure and hostile weather conditions, he displayed admirable resourcefulness and keen initiative.

Wing Commander NK Arora, has played a very important role in coordinating myriad activities related to the impending move of HQ SWAC from Jodhpur to Gandhinagar. Finalising Board of Officers, and more necessitating meticulous planning and resource garnering, have been successfully pursued by him during the preceding year.

For his sustained hard work, devotion to duty and services of exceptional order, the President is pleased to award "Vishisht Seva Medal" to Wing Commander NK Arora.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1998 Number: 

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