Awardee List for the 2232 Sqn

A total of 1 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 1 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Vellore Doraiswamy Eshwar 16994 F(P)Unit : No.2232 Squadron  Award Date 26 Jan 04 Announced 26 Jan 04
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Wing Commander Vellore, Doraiswamy Eshwar (16994) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the IAF on 29 Dec 1982. He is a MiG-21 and MiG-29 pilot. The officer is a Fighter Combat Leader who has been the Deputy Commandant at Tactics and Air Combat Development and Training Establishment (TACDE). He is also an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College. Presently, he is the Commanding Officer of a missile Sqn since 29 Mar 2002. Wg Cdr Eshwar assumed command of Missile Sqn, whilst the Sqn was deployed for 'Op Parakram'. Inspite of the trying circumstances of an active operational deployment, in a very short span of time, Wg Cdr Eshwar built up his professional knowledge and understanding of a complex system to his customary high standards. Notwithstanding the fact that the Sqn was deployed at two op locations, geographically separated by over 2000 km, he ensured that the op capability of the Sqn was maintained with 100% serviceability for the entire period of 'Op Parakram'.

During deployment, certain urgent modifications had to be carried out on the system to ensure operational efficiency. The military necessity of 'Op Parakram'demanded that these be carried out in field conditions. Despite the misgivings of the manufacturers, the officer accepted the responsibility and planned on site modifications at both Op locations in a phased manner, wherein the combat readiness of the Sqn was never compromised. He also ensured cross training of the available manpower towards multiskilling/tasking. Through involvement and initiative of the officer, the unit converted two common user trucks for mounting refuelling modules and operationalised them in a short span. Using his exceptional management skills, he has also been able to save on system inventory spares, computer peripherals, specialist tools, spare engine propellers etc to the tune of $ 100,000.

For exceptional overall performance during the period, the Sqn was adjudged as the best missile Sqn of Central Air Command for 2002-03, which is an acknowledgement of the officer's deep involvement.

For his professional acumen and distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Vellore Doraiswamy Eshwar.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 2004 Number: 

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