Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the 35 Sqn


A total of 4 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 4 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Flt Lt Arvind Rutuparna Vaidya 6581 ARMTUnit : No.35 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 68 Announced 26 Jan 68
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Arvind Rutuparna Vaidya (6581) Technical/Armament while serving as the armament officer in a bomber squadron has designed and fabricated a number of armament test rigs, circuit testers and modifications. With the help of the test rig and the circuit tester the bombing circuit can be functionally tested even after bombs have been loaded in the aircraft. This device has greatly enhanced the operational potential of the bomber squadron in ensuring eliminating of hang-ups or faulty release of bombs.

The inventive ideas displayed by Flight Lieutenant Vaidya have contributed considerably towards devising equipment in the Air Force from indigenous resources which will go a long way in enhancing the operational potential of all bomber squadrons when these equipment and modifications are incorporated. The technical acumen and ingenuity of Flight Lieutenant Arvind Rutuparna Vaidya are worthy of high praise and recognition.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1968 Number: 

Vishist Seva Medal
Sgt Esakkara Challiah 229457 ORUnit : No.35 Squadron  Award Date 22 Jun 72 Announced 22 Jun 72
Details :

229457 Sergeant Esakkre Chelliah is serving with an operational Squadron.

He worked with single minded devotion to servicing and repair of Electrical systems on Bomber aircraft to ensure a very high rate of serviceability prior to and during the period of hostilities. His contribution to a major modification of the aircraft for launch of special Armament stores was outstanding. The modified aircraft were available in time for use on Operational missions during the Indo-Pak operations.

For his distinguished service of a high order and professional sill, Sergeant Esakkre Chelliah is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 22 Jun 1972 Number:85 

Vishist Seva Medal
Flt Lt Rajinder Kumar Sood 10357 AE(M)Unit : No.35 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 74 Announced 26 Jan 74
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Rajinder Kumar Sood (10357) was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch of the Indian Air Force in July, 1966. Early in his career he acquitted himself creditably as the Armament Officer of an operational Wing.

Since April, 1972, he has been serving as the Armament Officer of an operational Squadron. He has streamlined the working of the Armament Section and his efforts have greatly improved the squadron's operational potential.

When the Squadron was equipped with a new type of aircraft, its serviceability state suffered a serious suffered set back on account of non-availability of a vital item required to be used with the type of ejection seat fitted in the aircraft. Flight Lieutenant Sood promptly embarked upon a project to fabricated the item from the resources available at the station. Soon he produced a substitute for imported component, which has saved substantial foreign exchange and has removed a bottle-neck to aircraft serviceability.

For consistently rendering distinguished service of a high order, Flight Lieutenant Rajinder Kumar Sood is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

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

Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr Ashish Kumar Saxena 15102 AE(L)Unit : No.35 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 94 Announced 26 Jan 94
Details :

Sqn Ldr Ashish Kumar Saxena was commis sioned on 25 Jul 77 in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) branch of the IAF. He has been on the posted strength of a combat Squadron since 29 Apr 91 and has performed the duties of Senior Technical Officer (STO).

As STO, Sqn Ldr Saxena managed the servicing of two ageing fleets, i.e. Canberra and MiG-21 aircraft. It was largely due to his innovative approach that he could modify and made serviceable EW pod of MiG-21 which is essentially repairable at factory, thus saving approximately Rupees Thirty Lakhs to IAF. He also modified and made a preamplifier of the EW equipment serviceable which was no longer in production and no substitute was available in market. This modification was approved by Air HQrs and resulted in saving of approximately Rupees Seven Lakhs. Sqn Ldr Saxena fabricated a directional coupler which was urgently required for an operational exercise by combining some items from other equipments, thus making the pod serviceable in time.

For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr AK Saxena.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1994 Number: 

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