Awardee List for the Jaguar TETTRA

A total of 1 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 1 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Gajendra Singh 14582 AE(L)Unit : Jaguar TETTRA  Award Date 26 Jan 01 Announced 26 Jan 01
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Wing Commander Gajendra Singh (14582) AE (L) was commissioned in the Engineering branch of IAF on 05 Jul 76. He held the appointments of Senior Technical Officer of Gnat and Jaguar Squadrons and was on Staff Duties at Western Air Command Headquarters. He has been commended by AOC-in-C, Eastern Air Command in 1983 and Chief of Air Staff in 1990.

Wg Cdr G Singh was appointed as Commanding Officer of Jaguar Technical Type Training (TETTRA) School on 03 Nov 97. He has displayed exceptional managerial and organisational skills in this appointment.

A crucial Aerial Photography pod became unserviceable during OP Vijay in Jun 99. A team headed by Wg Cdr G Singh successfully repaired this pod with local resources using innovative methods. The pod has been operational since then. The repair of the pod assumes special significance in view of the recent Kargil conflict. In the event of nonrecovery of the pod, the only option before IAF would have been to approach its manufacturer in for rectification, which would have resulted in an outgo of approximately Rs. 50 lakhs in foreign exchange and would have denied the IAF its use at a crucial time.

Under his stewardship, the Jaguar TETTRA school has achieved a unique distinction in computer based training techniques. Large number of packages have been developed based upon interactive multimedia software which have made the training process very effective, absorbing and interesting, even for the lessons involving intricate and complex systems. The efforts of the Unit towards self-reliance through indegendisation of some of the testers like Rocket Pod set is also noteworthy.

For his exceptional devotion to duty and distinguished service, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Gajendra Singh.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 2001 Number: 

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