Awardee List for the 45 Wing

A total of 1 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 1 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Dewraj Sitpal 19108 AE(M)Unit : 45 Wing  Award Date 26 Jan 08 Announced 26 Jan 08
Details :

Wing Commander Dewraj Sitpal (19108) AE (M) is held on posted strength of a frontline Fighter Base since 21 Jul 04. He is functioning as Chief Engineering Officer (CEO). He is a post graduate in Aerospace Structures from IIT Mumbai. He has worked as an Engineering Officer of a Fighter Squadron and TACDE, and also as Officer in charge of MiG-21 fleet at Command Headquarters and as Senior Engineer (Aircraft) at this base before taking over as the CEO.

After taking over as CEO, he took major steps to establish all the labs, buildings and other infrastructure for the second line servicing, maintenance and upkeep of the newly inducted MiG-21 Bison fleet. The infrastructure and the labs set up are of very high standard and have become the hall mark of the Bison Fleet and the station. He has ensured a very high degree of quality main tenance and also ensured that optimum numbers of aircraft, are made available for flying. His foresight, planning and the commitment towards achieving high standards of maintenance has resulted in the station achieving its planned flying task every month.

The officer has performed in an exemplary manner during the DASI inspection in Dec 2006. The station was assessed "Average Plus" in maintenance activities. This was by no means a small achievement as his duties entailed and covered every aspect of station activity and roles. Besides his own efforts and commitment, he has ensured that his subordinates also learn and perform in the best possible manner in the interest of service and achieve highest possible standards.

Through his commitment and dedication he has inspired the technicians and other man power and motivated them. In any situation, he uses maturity and knowledge to analyse the situation critically and present a solution to the problem with a positive attitude. His involvement has resulted in excellence in all fields of the maintenance and contributed in safe flying environment at this base.

For his dedication, commitment and distinguished service of high order, Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Dewraj Sitpal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 2008 Number: 

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