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Wing Commander Sunil Ramnath Laud

Service No & Branch 12372 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 18 Dec 1948 Commissioned: 13 Jun 1970 Course: 104 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 1996 Nick Name :
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Training and Other Courses Attended
35 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 196815 FCL (Flt Lt) - 31 Jul 197940 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 24 Nov 1984
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrSunil Ramnath Laud12372 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Squadron Leader Sunil Ramnath Laud was commissioned on 13 Jun 70. He successfully graduated from Defence Services Staff College in Dec 84 and was posted as Flight Commander to a Squadron to oversee the conversion of the Squadron from Hunters to Jaguar aircraft in view of his experience and specialist flying qualifications.

In the preceding two years 1985 and 1986 as the Flight Commander, he has with his exceptional devotion to duty imparted his experience, qualification and skill to all the members of the squadron. The squadron has thus achieved an Operational Training status of which the IAF can be proud. The manner in which he has linked the maintenance and operational requirements to ensure an optimum utilization of aircraft and personnel has been exemplary.

The induction of the Jaguar aircraft into the Sqn was of added significance in view of the fact that the aircraft were retrofitted with the indigenous Navigation Attack System (DARIN). In the absence of DARIN training aircraft, the under training pilots has to be taught the working of the Navigation Attack Systems in a clear-cut, unambiguous fashion. He addressed himself to this task ensuring that the under training pilots appreciate the system theoretically and were competent at the same time to imbibe the essentials to be able to utilize the system tactically and operationally. This involved a degree of personal involvement and effort that included long working hours.

For his exemplary effort and devotion to duty involving the successful operational induction of the Indian Air Force first indigenously Navigation Attack Platform in the Jaguar, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Squadron Leader Laud.

Unit : 14 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 2nd April 1988 - No.24-Pres/88 dated 26th January 1988
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