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Air Vice Marshal Satinder Lal Sud

Service No 11317 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 15 Jan 1946
Date Commissioned 31 Dec 1967 Course 98 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 2003
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Sep 1986Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991Air Cmde : 03 Feb 1997AVM : 14 Jan 2002
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

23 Oct 1990 - 13 Jan 1992Gp CaptNo.102 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
05 Jan 1997 - 29 Feb 2000Air CmdeAFS HakimpetHakimpet Air Officer Commanding
14 Jan 2002 - AVMIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Technical Manager, D.P.B.)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptSatinder Lal Sud11317 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1993
Details :

Gp Capt Satinder Lal Sud had the honour of Commanding a prestigious Trisonic strategic reconnaissance Sqn from 23 Oct to 13 Jan 92.

On taking over as CO, he undertook the task of training pilots to ensure ops capabilities of the Sqn. He achieved this single handedly by conducting lectures and performing dual checks. He had four fully ops pilots available to him in about one and half months time.

He personally air tested all aircraft returned from Russia after MR and ensured quality control. He involved himself in technical matters and ensured that all lifed components were changed with Cat 'D' rotables on the ac going to Russia for MR thus increasing his bank of rotables and saving shipment charges.

For the Sqn detts, minimum requirement of transport support was two IL-76 ac which was reduced to one by removing inertial-nav planning equipment from the Pelong vehicle and installing the same on a trolley which could be loaded in an AN-32 ac.

Photo machine, an important equipment for strategic reconnaissance Sqn, was unserviceable for want of spare parts from Russia. He persistently explored the market for fabricating the parts indigenously. He succeeded in doing so and put the machine into fully serviceable condition.

For his exceptional devotion to duty and management skill of high order, the President is pleased to award Vayu Seva Medal to Group Captain Satinder Lal Sud.

Unit : 102 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 24th April 1993 - No.63-Pres/93 dated 26th January 1993