Awardee List for the MOD

A total of 3 Awards are listed.
Vishist Seva Medal : 3 |
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Harbhajan Singh Bhatia 4300 AE(L)Unit : MOD  Award Date 26 Jan 70 Announced 26 Jan 70
Details :

Wing Commander Harbhajan Singh Bhatia was commissioned in Technical/Electrical Branch in February 1952. During his long service he has had a wide and varied experience at all levels.

While on the staff of D.T.D & P (Air), Wing Commander Bhatia has been responsible for the indigenous production of a variety of Air Force stores such as Battery Charging equipment, Rectifiers, Power supply Units, Aircraft Cables and Ground Equipment. He has also been associated with the development of Visual Approach, Slope Indicators, Isolation transformers, Constant Current Regulators and Air field cables, manufactured in the country for the first time. Thus, he has been instrumental in the considerable saving of the foreign exchange. His work in the field of Air Defence Equipment has also been very creditable. With his commendable initiative and drive, he was able to repair/service some imported items, which were difficult to replace. His contribution towards the indigenous production of a Lighting Equipment has also been substantial.

Throughout his long service, he has exhibited qualities of original thinking and sustained hard work.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1970 Number: 

Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Jugal Kishore Kapur 4044 AE(M)Unit : MOD  Award Date 26 Jan 74 Announced 26 Jan 74
Details :

Wing Commander Kapur has a number of ingenious innovations to his credit. With commendable drive and initiative he succeeded in getting 125 types of consumables and raw materials indigenized and accepted as substitute after comprehensive testing and evaluation. He also arranged indigenous substitution of some of the proprietary spares required for guided weapons which could not be readily imported, resulting in not only saving foreign exchange but also contributing to improvement of operational preparedness.

Awarded Vishisht Seva Medal for excellent qualities of leadership, technical skill and initiative.

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

Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Sirinivasan Krishnaswami 4948 AE(L)Unit : MOD  Award Date 26 Jan 76 Announced 26 Jan 76
Details :

Wing Commander Srinivasan Krishanaswamy (4948) Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) was commissioned in the IAF in 1956. He had a brilliant academic career and passed out first in his Technical Course from Air Force Technical College. As a member of design team in the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited working on an advanced high performance fighter aircraft, he undertook the responsibility of designing supposed aerials and advanced instrumentation system. Though basically an electronic engineer, he spared no effort in mastering the Airframe and Stress Analysis techniques.

He also specialized in vibration analysis studies, which is a very important consideration for the safety of aircraft and of special interest to system designers. With great confidence, competence and outstanding professional knowledge, he was able to introduce new airborne navigational systems so as to increase the operational capability of our front line aircraft.

He successfully completed the installation of a sophisticated electronic equipment on a maritime aircraft in record time and personally undertook extensive flying to give 'On the Job Training' to Navigators. He carried out 100 hours of test flying on Maritime Reconnaissance Operational sorties as system instructor and Electronics Engineer.

On the formation of the system engineering organization under Ministry of Defence, this officer was one of the few to join the organization. He was a member of the team charged with the responsibility of preparing a comprehensive document (Statement of Works) covering all aspects of a reliable and sophisticated communication system. This officer displayed great deal of initiative and competence in a variety of filed both theoretical and practical.

In 1973, this officer was selected to represent the country at an International Conference on Telecommunication. He made significant technical contribution at this conference which was attended by the top-most experts in this field. For the past one year this officer has been engaged in the planning and design of a fully automatic per formance monitoring system. He has with his characteristic brilliance and foresight succeeded in designing a system which is amongst the most advanced in this field.

By his personal example and leadership he groomed the young officers under him systematically and methodically. His selfless devotion to duty earned him the admiration and affection of the officers and staff who worked with him.

Wing Commander Srinivasan Krishanaswamy, by his superior professional skill, hard work and dynamic leadership has rendered distinguished service of a high order.

Reference: Gazette of India Notification Dated : 26 Jan 1976 Number: 

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