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Air Vice Marshal Satish Kumar Gahlaut

Service No 12764 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 12 Jun 1971 Course 106 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 2007
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 31 Jan 1991Gp Capt : 01 Nov 1994Air Cmde : 01 Mar 2001Acting AVM : 01 Mar 2005
AVM : 25 Oct 2004
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

30 Mar 1990 - 19 Apr 1992Wg CdrNo.17 SquadronBhatinda Commanding Officer
01 Jul 2000 - 01 Jan 2002Air Cmde1 WingSrinagar Air Officer Commanding
01 Jun 2004 - AVMJammu & KashmirUdhampur Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptSatish Kumar Gahlaut12764 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