|Service No & Branch||11272 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 31 Dec 1967||Course: 98 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Jan 2006||Nick Name : Khape|
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|-||Wg Cdr||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||Directing Staff|
|01 Jul 1987 - 05 Jun 1989||Wg Cdr||No.28 Squadron||Pune||Commanding Officer|
|- 01 Dec 1991||Gp Capt||8 Wing||Adampur||Chief Operations Officer|
|28 Jan 1997 - 31 May 1999||Air Cmde||2 Wing||Lohegaon (Pune)||Air Officer Commanding|
|26 Dec 2001 - 31 Jan 2004||AVM||Maintenance Command||Nagpur||Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer|
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|Fg Offr||Harish Masand||11272 F(P)||Award Date 04 Dec 1971||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
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On 4th December 1971, Flying Officer Harish Masand was No. 3 in a 3 aircraft strike mission for attacking an enemy airfield. Just short of the target the formation was intercepted by two Pakistan Air Force Sabre aircraft. In the ensuing dogfight, he shot down one Sabre aircraft. He also undertook a number of Fighter Reconnaissance missions in the enemy territory and completed the tasks assigned to him.
Throughout, Flying Officer Harish Masand displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of high order.
|Unit : 37 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972|
|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Harish Masand||11272 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1989|
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Wing Commander Harish Masand, VrC (11272) Flying (Pilot) has been the Commanding Officer of a fighter squadron since Jul 86 when the Squadron moved to a new location for conversion on the Baaz aircraft.
During the move of the Squadron and till the squadron received its aircraft in early Oct 87, Wg Cdr Masand's sense of responsibility, devotion to duty and loyalty to the service were once again highÃ‚Âlighted in a major Command exercise in which the Squadron participated within four months of its formation. Despite the inexperience of the personnel and operation from a number of bases the Squadron's performance in the air and on ground was exemplary.
Despite his limited experience on type, he was specially chosen for displaying the performance of the aircraft. Wg Cdr Masand met this commitment with his characteristic Zeal, initiative and skill.
For his exemplary devotion to duty, loyalty, leadership and personal example, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr Harish Masand.
|Unit : 28 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd April 1988 - No.39-Pres/89 dated 26th January 1989|