62 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR IAF THIS YEAR, PVSM FOR SIX AIR MARSHALS

62 IAF Air Warriors have been decorated with Presidential Awards on the eve of Republic Day, this year. This includes Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) for six Air Marshals, Ati Vishisht seva Medal (AVSM) for two Air Marshals , six Air Vice Marshals and four Air Commodores.

PVSM has been conferred on Air Marshal Jyoti Narayan Burma, Air Officer-in-charge Administration, Air Marshal Venkataraman Ramamurthy Iyer, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command, Air Marshal Tejbir Singh Randhawa, Director General (Inspection & Safety), Air Marshal NAK Browne and Air Marshal PV Athawale, Air Officers Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command and Maintenance Command, respectively.

Air Marshal Simhakutty Varthaman and Air Marshal Joseph Neri have been conferred the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM).

This year, the Vayu Sena Medal (VM) for Gallantry have been awarded to Wing Commander Ajay Koul, Wing Commander Riju Kochhar and Squadron Leader Anoop Singh, all pilots. While five other Group Captains have been awarded the VM for devotion to duty, nine Wing Commanders have also been conferred the same.

The Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) list comprises five Air Commodores, 17 Group Captains, four Wing Commanders and a Warrant Officer, KC Parameswaran.

In addition, Brigadier Man Mohan Singh Bharaj, an Officer of the Indian Army from the Corps of Engineers on deputation with IAF has also been conferred the VSM.
62 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR IAF THIS YEAR, PVSM FOR SIX AIR MARSHALS 62 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR IAF THIS YEAR, PVSM FOR SIX AIR MARSHALS Reviewed by Shailesh Kumar on 9:36:00 PM Rating: 5
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