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Air Vice Marshal Sapan Kumar Karmaker

Service No 13379 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 02 Jun 1973 Course 110 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jul 2011
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 May 1991Acting Gp Capt : 29 Mar 1996Air Cmde : 27 Mar 2002AVM : 01 May 2007
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jul 1993 - 01 Jul 1995Wg CdrNo.8 Squadron Commanding Officer
08 Jan 1996 - Gp CaptBasic Flying Training SchoolBamrauli Commanding Officer
- 15 Nov 2004Air CmdeAFS TambaramChennai Air Officer Commanding
- 04 May 2007Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Inspection)
05 May 2007 - AVMTraining CommandBangalore Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
23 Mar 2009 - 31 Jul 2011AVMNDCDelhi Senior Directiong Staff (Air), NDC
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptSapan Kumar Karmaker13379 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1998
Details :

Group Captain Sapan Kumar Karmaker (13379) Flying (Pilot) is on the posted strength of BFTS, AF as Commanding Officer wef 08 Jan 96. He has over 4050 hrs of flying to his credit.

He is an A-2 Qualified Flying Instructor and a graduate from 'College of Defence Management' with a 'Directing Staff' grading. He has held the appointment of Commanding Officer of No 8 Sqn, AF from Jul 93 to Jul 95. Under his command, No 8 Sqn was adjudged as the 'Best Fighter Squadron' in Eastern Air Command during 94-95. He is also commended by Chief of Air Staff in Aug 90 for dedicated service while serving as Flight Commander of No 23 Sqn, AF.

He took initiative to bring up the quality of training imparted to flight cadets. He dedicated himself in formulating the new Stage-I flying training syllabus on HPT-32 ac which is currently being followed for flying training of ab-initio pilots. Under his command, the unit achieved the task to clockwork precision despite various difficulties faced. The HPT-32 fleet was grounded due to many engine cut incidents during Nov 95 to Jan 96. After taking over the unit, he involved himself with the problem and put his best efforts to contain the problems and ensured a high serviceability of HPT-32 fleet.

After taking over as the Commanding Officer of BFTS, AF, he guided the unit to new heights. The quality of both flying and ground training at the FTE has shown a definite and positive improvement under his command. He set his standards to such high level that every individual of the unit saw him as a role model. His exceptional command and guidance was underscored by the fact that the unit was adjudged as the 'Best FTE' under Training Command in year 1996.

For his exceptional dedication, devotion and overall outstanding contribution in all spheres of activities, the President is pleased to award 'Vayu Sena Medal' to Group Captain Sapan Kumar Karmaker.

Unit : BFTS
Reference : Gazette of India dated 14th March 1998 - No.29-Pres/98 dated 26th January 1998
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMSapan Kumar Karmaker13379 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2009Announced 26 Jan 2009
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