|Service No & Branch||12207 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 20 Dec 1969||Course: 103 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 30 Apr 2007 Superannuated|
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|08 Feb 1988 - 04 Mar 1990||Wg Cdr||No.27 Squadron||Commanding Officer|
|18 Oct 1993 - 27 Dec 1995||Gp Capt||8 Forward Base Support Unit||Awantipur||Station Commander|
|01 Jan 1998 - 01 Jan 2001||Air Cmde||Embassy of India, France||Paris||Air Attache|
|01 Oct 2001 - 16 Oct 2002||Air Cmde||AFS Tambaram||Chennai||Air Officer Commanding|
|21 Oct 2002 - 30 Sep 2003||Air Cmde||7 Wing||Ambala||Air Officer Commanding|
|14 Sep 2001 - 22 Feb 2009||No.27 Squadron||Commodore Commandant|
|01 Oct 2003 - 30 Sep 2004||AVM||Advance HQ, Western Air Command||Chandimandir||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Oct 2004 - 30 Apr 2007||AVM||Western Air Command||Delhi||Senior Officer-in-charge Administration|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Gp Capt||Satish Kumar Sofat||12207 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1996|
|Details :|| |
Group Captain Satish Kumar Sofat was commissioned on 20 Dec 69 as a fighter pilot. He has held the appointment of Flight Commander of a Jaguar Squadron, Commanding Officer (CO) of a Jaguar Squadron and staff officer in Operations Branch at HQ Western Air Command. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and Higher Air Command Course.
Group Captain SK Sofat was appointed CO of Air Force Station, Awantipur in J&K on 18 Oct 93. Immediately on taking over, he was given the challenge of increasing the activation of the base with Fighter Squadron detachments from two to 10 in a year. The security problems were studied by him and the security organisation was restructured to meet the task. He ensured that 10 separate Fighter Squadron detachments were able to operate from his base per year. Thus, the task given to the base was achieved without any extra cost. In addition to increasing the operation potential of the base, he also undertook additional tasks of repair and modifications in airfield lighting system, communication facilities and electrical support systems. All these tasks were achieved without any addition in manpower or other resources.
For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Group Captain SK Sofat.
|Unit : 8 FBSU|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 9th March 1996 - No.23 - Pres/96 dated 26th January 1996|
|Date||Aircraft Type||Tail No||Pilot/Crew||Unit||Remarks|
|23 Jul 1973||Hunter F56||BA-324||Fg Offr Satish Kumar Sofat||7 Sqn||Ejected after Eng Fa|