Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the 7 Sqn


A total of 4 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 4 |
Vishist Seva Medal
MWO Madan Singh Rawat 200315 ORUnit : No.7 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 80 Announced 26 Jan 80
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Master Warrant Officer Madan Singh Rawat has been on the posted strength of a unit since 31 Mar 71. During his tenure he has been employed both in DSS and R & SS. During the last 17 years he has been serving in operational units and has been one of the outstanding supervisors in the field. With keenness and uncommon zeal he carried out the most arduous and responsible supervisory duties. His will and capacity for work have been a source of Inspiration to others. He has been instrumental in maintaining a high standard of professionalism among other SNCOs and men by his strict supervision and eye for detail. His organisational capacity is best seen when taking out a Detachment where he personally formulates the plan to the minutest details and executes it surmounting all the problems with a smile on his countenance.

For a period of three years before his tenure in the unit he was employed as the SNCO i/c R&SS at No .8 Wing. His supervision was second to none. The smooth and efficient manner in which he has been functioning in his present job as MWO i/c Type 96 R&SS speaks volumes of his ability as a supervisor and his professional knowledge.

Last but not the least he is a keen sportsman and even with a 12 hour working schedule he finds time to play a game of hockey. During his service career he represented the Services in Hockey for two years and the Air Force for seven years.

For his selfless dedication to work, total involvement and ability to inspire those under him, Rashtrapati is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Master Warrant Officer Madan Singh Rawat.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1980 Number: 

Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Satish Govind Inamdar 7189 F(P)Unit : No.7 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 83 Announced 26 Jan 83
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Wing Commander Satish Govind Inamdar was commissioned in the IAF in Mar 63 and since then has been in flying continuously except for a short stint at Air HQs as Deputy Director Air Staff Requirements. A Pilot Attack Instructor and a Test Pilot he has undergone Defence Services Staff College Course at Wellington. At present he is posted as Officer Commanding of one of the front line fighter Squadrons.

The Squadron has made spectacular progress under his dynamic and foresighted leadership. The aircraft serviceability was brought up to 76.5% from low figure of 54.1%. The Operational status was as low as 38.8% was brought up to commendable 64.7%.

His attention to welfare of the personnel of his Squadron as well as the mess staff has been remarkable. His is the only Squadron from where no Redress of Grievances or requests for Air Officer Commanding's interview have been received. The Squadron would also perhaps the only one which presents parting momentoes to every airman and NC (E) that is posted out. His idea of presenting woolen jerseys to mess staff as Diwali gift was original and utility oriented. He even organized a donation of the major cost of the item from M/S Modella through his own initiative and efforts.

On the basis of his overall performance, it could be said that Wg Cdr SG Inamdar has succeeded in shaping his Squadron into a well organized operational unit. He has been an example of effective leadership in air and on ground. At the same time, he has handled his secondary duty exceedingly well.

For his overall performance, the President is pleased to award VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL to Wing Commander Satish Govind Inamdar.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1983 Number: 

Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr Chellapan John Albert Sylam 12817 AE(M)Unit : No.7 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 89 Announced 26 Jan 89
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Squadron Leader Chellappan John Albert Sylam is posted as senior Technical Officer of a fighter squadron since 01 Jan 86. Sqn Ldr CJA Sylam had his initial training in France on the Airframe System of Mirage 2000 aircraft. He completed the training in France with distinction securing A One rating.

In 1987, the Squadron was fire tested during the RED ALERT. The high operational preparedness of the Squadron was made possible due to the scientific management of the team of engineers and technicians by Sqn Ldr Sylam. He himself led the detachment. During the later half of 1987 and the first half of 1988 the Squadron has been concentrating on its new role. As the Senior Technical Officer of the sqn he contributed immensely to the successful integration of Equipment System.

Flight safety is a key result area in every flying Squadron. By introducing innovative techniques like Aircraft Quality Control Centre, Maintenance Safety Cell and Training cells he has contributed well towards the high flight safety record of the Squadron.

For his high professional ability, exceptional leadership qualities, managerial skills and devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr Chellappan John Albert Sylam.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1989 Number: 

Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr Krishna Iyengar Ravi 17674 AE(M)Unit : No.7 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 00 Announced 26 Jan 00
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Squadron Leader Kirshna Iyengar Ravi (17674) AE (M) has been on the posted strength of a Fighter Squadron since 29 May 99. The officer reported on posting three days after the commencement of Op 'Safed Sagar' and had a very difficult responsibility of discharging the duties of Senior Technical Officer of a premier Fighter Squadron.

During Op 'Safed Sagar' Squadron Leader Ravi played a key role in effectively managing the aircraft of both the Mirage Squadrons at the parent base, for the training of augmented aircrew and conduct of new weapon trials. Even with the meagre resources left behind the officer effectively formed core groups and motivated the team to undertake a varied range of operations including the tasks done for the first time on the fleet. He managed his responsibility exceptionally well.

With an aim to enhance the Op capability of a fighter aircraft, trials for adaptation of 1000 Ibs Conventional Bombs, Pave Way & Griffin Laser Kits and the Lightening Laser Pod were undertaken at base. This posed a challenge for Squadron Leader Ravi as it involved modifications of pylons, aircraft wiring and armament loading/serving proce dures. The officer dedicatedly worked for prolonged hours and led his team by setting an example himself and achieved the results both at base as well as during live trials at Pokharan Range.

Squadron Leader Ravi also had added responsibility to undertake servicing on the Detachment Aircraft, periodically visiting the base as per the maintenance stagger plan. With this exceptional managerial skills and leadership qualities he could flawlessly complete the task in record timeframe.

For distinguished service of a high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Sqn Leader KI Ravi.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 2000 Number: 

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