Awardee List for the IB

A total of 1 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 1 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Divaker Pande 5722 ADMUnit : IB  Award Date 26 Jan 86 Announced 26 Jan 86
Details :

Wing Commander Divaker Pande (5722) Administrative joined Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on deputation from Air Force as Assistant Director in July 1980. Since then, he has been supervising the work relating to a very sensitive aspect of terrorism viz., hijacking of aircraft and terrorist tactics. From the beginning, he displayed a very keen sense of involvement and application in this highly specialized task. He has not only very competently

handled day-to-day requirement pertaining to continued threat to national security from various terrorist groups and extremists but also rendered valuable services during the national emergency arising out of as many as seven hijackings of Indian/foreign aircraft during the past four years.

Wg Cdr Pande has also very ably and successfully organized a number of Security Orientation Courses for police officers from within the country and abroad, briefing for Central Government Ministries/ Departments personnel and Seminars for senior level officers of Air India, Indian Airlines, DGCA and AAI. Besides, he has played an active role in the monitoring and review of security arrangements at airports in the country. In this capacity, he has represented the Intelligence Bureau in the appropriate airport review committee meetings.

In all operational and other assignments, Wg Cdr Pande has always displayed unfailing zeal, exceptional devotion to duty especially at time of pressure and emergencies, professional competence of a very high order and has contributed greatly to the overall task of organization as a whole. In view of the high professional competence displayed by him, his continuous deputation was considered as asset to the Intelligence Bureau.

He has always displayed a very high degree of involvement, firm determination and result oriented approach to his work. Besides, he has a very humane approach to welfare of his subordinates. He has at all times been able to maintain their morale very high and has always delivered their best from them.

For his exceptional devotion to duty, selfless devotion to work, inspiring leadership, brilliant professional skill and overall distinguished services of a very high order, the President is pleased to award Wing Commander Divaker Pande the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1986 Number: 

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