Rakesh Yadav

Rakesh Yadav

BE 1970, Aeronautical

Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Rakesh Yadav , an alumnus of 1970 batch of Aeronautical , was commissioned in IAF in Jul 71 in Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) branch .He was allocated Russian fighters stream and over years became one of most experienced officer of MiG 21 fleet.Commencing from Engineering Officer of 4 Sqn , he was part of Foxbat 3 Mach MiG 25 induction team .His main assignments include Senior Engineer of a front line fighter – 3 Sqn,Chief Engineering Officer of forward most fighter base ,Stn Cdr Highground Chandigarh and Principal Director of entire Russian fleet of IAF etc . For his meritorious services he was decorated twice by Hon’ble Rashtrapati with AVSM n VSM besides numerous commendations .