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Air Marshal Sumit Mukerji

Service No 12925 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 22 Jan 1972 Course 107 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Jun 2011
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 11 Mar 1991Gp Capt : 01 Dec 1994Air Cmde : 01 Mar 2001Actg AVM : 03 Mar 2005
AVM : 25 Oct 2004Air Marshal : 01 May 2007AOC-in-C : 01 Sep 2009
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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

16 Jul 1990 - 07 Jun 1992Wg CdrNo.47 SquadronPune CO
01 May 1994 - Gp CaptNo.102 SquadronBareilly CO
17 Jul 1996 - 22 Jul 1998Gp CaptTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentJamnagar Cmdt
01 Feb 2002 - Air CmdeEmbassy of India, USAWashington Air Attache
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS (Ops & Doctrine)
01 May 2007 - 30 Apr 2008Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad SASO
01 May 2008 - 31 Aug 2009Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOP
01 Sep 2009 - 30 Jun 2011Air MshlSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Shaurya Chakra
Flt LtSumit Mukerji12925 F(P)Award Date 08 May 1980Announced 26 Jan 1981
Details :

On the 8th May, 1980, Flight Lieutenant Sumit Mukerji was flying an instructional Instrument Flying sorties. At a height of 4900 metres, he experienced a front bearing failure and shortly engine seizure took place. Till then, no reliable statistics were available on the rate of descent of aircraft experienced with seized engine and different configuration of aircraft using undercarriage and flaps. With a totally professional approach, unmindful of great danger to his own life, Flight Lieutenant Mukerji passed on to the flying control the various rates of descent he experienced with and without undercarriage. Despite a very high rate of descent, he through his fine airmanship managed to land the aircraft and thereby saved a valuable aircraft from certain destruction. He also helped in collecting valuable data on the situations that follow an engine seizure.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Sumit Mukerji displayed courage, presence of mind and professional skill of a high order.

Unit : AFA
Reference : Gazette of India , 18th April 1981 - No.28 - Pres/81 dated 26th January 1981
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptSumit Mukerji12925 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSumit Mukerji12925 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
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