Vishist Seva Medal Awardee List for the 9 BRD

A total of 6 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 6 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Raghbir Girgla Singh 3665 LGSUnit : 9 Base Repair Depot  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
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Wing Commander Raghbir Girgla Singh (3665) was commissioned in the Logistics Branch of the Air Force in August, 1949. He has served as an equipment officer at a number of Equipment Depots, and also at operational stations. He was selected to serve in the United Kingdom at the time when Avro (now Hindustan Subroto) 748 project was in its infancy. Subsequently he has carried out the duties of a Staff Officer at Air Headquarters.

Since April 1970 Wing Commander Singh has been serving as Officer-in-Charge of a newly created Support Wing at a Base Repair Depot. The setting up of this Support Wing involved the responsibility of receiving stock transfers of spares and repairable equipment from the Equipment Depots. Wing Commander Singh organized his work so well that he was able to receive and bring on charge all the stocks transfers within a month.

The spares and equipment received had to be regrouped, reorganized and properly stocked in a newly modified hangar. Simultaneously the Forward Supply Stores in the workshops has to be properly stocked. Wing Commander Singh successfully tackled both these complex jobs in a short time, without interrupting the Supply of spares to the repair bays.

Whilst engaged in this task, Wing Commander Singh did not loose sight of equally important task of carrying out provisioning reviews, he realized that there were a number of items of which adequate stocks were not available and apprehended production delays due to this. In order to forestall these delays, he, in collaboration with the Material Planning Control Officer of the Base Repair Depot undertook extensive market research, and organized countrywide purchase of essential spares. The production delays in 1970-71 were thereby considerably reduced.

Wing Commander Raghbir Girgla Singh has shown striking initiative, drive and organizing capacity. He has rendered distinguished service of a high order for which he is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1972 Number:66 

Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr Chempath Chandra Sekharan 6315 AE(L)Unit : 9 Base Repair Depot  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
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Squadron Leader Chempath Chandrasekharan was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) branch of the Air Force in September, 1961. After serving for a number of years at an Operational Wing, a Ground Training School and the Air Force Technical College, he was posted to an Equipment Depot. In all these assignments, he acquitted himself well.

Since March, 1967 Squadron Leader Chandrasekharan has been serving with a Base Repair Depot. A foreign firm had demanded the sum of $ 65,000 to assign a control unit for VHF Trans-receiver fitted in an operational aircraft. An indigenous organisation had designed a Control Unit, but it did not operate satisfactorily due to design manufacturing defects. The problem was then presented to the Base Repair Depot.

Squadron Leader Chandrasekharan took up the challenge and produced a new design for the control unit. He ensured that almost the entire contents could be made indigenously. The construction was sturdy, precise and reliable under all operating conditions. Prototypes were made in six months, and passed flight trials and other tests. The Control Unit has been handed over to Messrs. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for quantity production. The ingenuity, perseverance and technical proficiency shown in the design and development of the item has resulted in the contribution of a very reliable control unit which can be used in several types of aircraft.

In this outstanding achievement as well as throughout his career, Squadron Leader Chempath Chandrasi has rendered distinguished service of a high order.

He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1972 Number:66 

Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr Ashit Kumar Roy 4172 ACCTUnit : 9 Base Repair Depot  Award Date 26 Jan 74 Announced 26 Jan 74
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Squadron Leader Roy while working as Senior Accountant Officer of a Base Repair Depot improved the administrative systems and processing procedures which facilitated in optimum utilization of man power. He was also responsible for organizing a system by which airmen and civilians were paid at their respective places of work thus saving productive man hours. Due to his efforts Life Insurance Corporation Salary saving scheme for non gazetted civilian employees was introduced. This resulted in high morale and a sense of well being among the civilian employees.

Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service of a high order.

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

Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn Ldr Vinod Kumar Goel 16540 AE(M)Unit : 9 Base Repair Depot  Award Date 26 Jan 95 Announced 26 Jan 95
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Squadron Leader, Vinod Kumar Goel was commissioned as an Engineer in the

Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) branch on 09 August 1984. While posted as an Engineering Officer of a Chetak/Cheetah Squadron, he performed creditably. Sqn Ldr VK Goel took over as Officer-inCharge General Engineering Section of a Base Repair Depot (BRD) on 01 January 1990. Due to the disruption of supplies of spares from CIS countries there has been an acute shortage of aircraft & aeroengine spares required for the overhaul task of the BRD. The officer indigenised many of these spares and thus immensely contributed towards meeting the annual production task of the depot. The Depot produced 70,000 items in 1991-92, 110,000 items in 1992-93 and 170,000 items of indigenised spares in 1993-94. It is a multifold increase over the 1990-91 figure which stood at only 28,000 items. The resultant annual foreign exchange savings was to the tune of Rs. 140 lakhs in 1993-94 as compared to 10 lakhs in 1990-91.

Sqn Ldr VK Goel is adept in reverse engineering. Many of the items produced by him were quite complex and required ingenuity, strong engineering fundamentals and self motivation. He has also indigenously developed test facilities to establish the reliability of the indigenous components for airborne applications.

For distinguished service of high order the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Sqn Ldr Vinod Kumar Goel.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1995 Number: 

Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Prakash Kumar Srivastava 14160 AE(L)Unit : 9 Base Repair Depot  Award Date 26 Jan 98 Announced 26 Jan 98
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Wing Commander Prakash Kumar Srivastava (14160) AE (L)was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) Branch of the IAF on 07 Jul 75. He is a Post Graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology and has also obtained Post Graduate Degree from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. For his excellent work in the field and at Air HQ, he has already been commended once by the Air Officer-inCharge Administration in 1991 and twice by Chief of the Air Staff in 1994 and 1996. In his current tenure at No. 9 BRD, AF since 03 Jul 95, he has already successfully overcome the problems connected/with unserviceability of TGCA Radars and Transportable Beacons. His technical ingenuity and effective organisational skill has enabled the Depot to bring up serviceability of all TGCA Radar Squadrons and both channels to nearly 100%.

Wing Commander PK Srivastava has been entrusted with developing the software for Computerised Maintenance Management of all electronics of BRDs and has already completed a significant portion of the task. He has parallelly been assigned the task of setting up of ECM & ECCM repair facilities at one of the BRDs. Wing Commander PK Srivastava has displayed technical ingenuity, foresight, accurate planning and perseverance in performing his duties. The work on indigenisation, computerisation and development of modifications undertaken under his guidance has resulted in savings of approximately Rs 30 million in foreign exchange in the current financial year.

For distinguished service of a very high order, the President, is pleased to award "Vishisht Seva Medal" to Wing Commander Prakash Kumar Srivastava.

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

Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Anant Krishna 14178 AE(L)Unit : 9 Base Repair Depot  Award Date 26 Jan 06 Announced 26 Jan 06
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Group Captain Anant Krishna (14178) Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) was commissioned in the Engineering Branch of the IAF on 07 Jul 1975. During his thirty years of service he has worked extensively on GW Systems for twelve years in different capacities; Staff and Executive appointments dealing with maintenance of Nav-Aids, Communication Equipment, Air Defence & Airfield Radars and Army HQs [Dte of Int (Signals)]. He was thrice graded exceptional by Director Air Staff Inspection and also commended by CAS on 26 Jan 2000. In his two tenures with Army HQ Directorate of Signals Intelligence he did yeomen work, against strong reservations, to open up the 'special Radiation Field' and Army funds for Air Force Wireless Experiment Unit (WEU). He has contributed fairly well for development and implementation of project 'Divya Drishu' and modernization of Air Force WEUs to meet the challenges from neighbouring countries. With his logical approach, mature outlook and calculated foresight he was instrumental in bringing the project to vendor identification stage after approval by CCS (through Army HQ) and finalization of design by DRDL. His innovative approach also ensured that SI directorate became the biggest contributor to Dte of Int at Air HQ, through integration of inputs from Army and Naval WEUs, along with those from Air Force WEUs.

During his stint at HQ EAC and later as CO of a Radio Maintenance Unit (RMU), from 1993 to 2001, he ensured maximum serviceability of Nav-aids, Communication Equipment, AD and Air field Radars at field units with minimum SARATHI support from Base Repair Depots and also introduced a comprehensive repair philosophy for enabling the RMU to creditably function as a true maintenance support establishment.

In his present unit, a BRD, in a short span of just over one year, he has galvanized the planning, provisioning and production activities, through his sheer zeal, perseverance and sound analytical prowess, into achieving a production of 131% of task inspite of the manpower being 20% below ML and enabled prompt clearance of critical AOGs on CVR and VUC-201 to keep flying squadrons in operationally optimum state. The BRD, in consequence of the tremendous improvement exhibited in approach and practice, was adjudged the best BRD by DMI in Oct last year. The path breaking efforts in establishing a standard methodology for Capacity Assessment (hitherto not done by any BRD) and an outstanding audit para on Air Force, conduct of Production Conference by Warrant Ranks and complete restructuring of planning, execution and monitoring functions to ensure timely task completion have been his key contributions which have not only been hailed and appreciated at higher echelons but have also been marked for being adapted by other BRDs.

For dedication, professionalism and distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Anant Krishna.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 2006 Number: 

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