|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||12 Jun 1971||Course||106 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Sep 2007|
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|30 Mar 1990 - 19 Apr 1992||Wg Cdr||No.17 Squadron||Bhatinda||Commanding Officer|
|01 Jul 2000 - 01 Jan 2002||Air Cmde||1 Wing||Srinagar||Air Officer Commanding|
|01 Jun 2004 -||AVM||Jammu & Kashmir||Udhampur||Air Officer Commanding|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Gp Capt||Satish Kumar Gahlaut||12764 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1994|
|Details :|| |
Wg Cdr Satish Kumar Gahlaut was commissioned on 12 Jun 71 as a fighter pilot. He commanded a fighter Squadron during 199092. The officer has over 2500 hours of accident -free fighter flying to his credit which includes over 3000 sorties on MiG -21 aircraft.
During his tenure as Commanding Officer, the Sqn was inspected twice by Aircrew Examining Board (AEB) and once by Directorate of Air Staff Inspection. In all these inspections the unit was rated very high each time. The unit won the prestigious overall trophy during the Western Air Command Gunnery Meet, 199192. The consistency in performance was mainly due to the outstanding leadership provided by Wg Cdr Gahlaut.
Wg Cdr Gahlaut was given the task of reequipping the Squadron for dedicated Photo Reconnaissance (PR) role. He handled this task in a highly professional manner and ensured that the transition was most expeditious and smooth.
For exceptional devotion to duty, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Wg Cdr SK Gahlaut.
|Unit : 17 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 19th March 1994. - No.20-Pres/94 dated 26th January 1994|