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Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur

Service No & Branch 14665 F(P) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 29 Dec 1976 Course: 117 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2013 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Jul 1993Gp Capt : 17 Jul 2000Acting Air Cmde : 23 Nov 2006Air Cmde : 10 Jul 2006
AVM : 02 Mar 2009
Training and Other Courses Attended
48 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1975
Badges Qualified
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Air Cmde

Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 17 May 1982Flt LtNo.114 Helicopter Unit Squadron Pilot
- Sqn LdrAir Command and Staff CollegeMontgomery, Alabama Staff Course
14 Nov 1994 - 22 Apr 1997Wg CdrNo.114 Helicopter UnitLeh Commanding Officer
04 Jan 2002 - 01 Jun 2003Gp Capt23 WingJammu Station Commander
01 Jul 2004 - 30 Jun 2005Gp CaptDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Head of Training Team (Air)
23 Nov 2006 - 28 Dec 2008Air Cmde19 WingBorjhar (Guwahati) Air Officer Commanding
15 Jan 2009 - 01 Mar 2009Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Ops, Transport and Helicopters)
- No.114 Helicopter Unit Commodore Commandant
02 Mar 2009 - 31 May 2011AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Ops (Transport & Helicopters)
01 Jun 2011 - 31 May 2013AVMIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi ACIDS (Pers Plans & Force
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrManmohan Bahadur14665 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1998
Details :

Wing Commander Manmohan Bahadur (14665) Flying (Pilot) has been the Commanding Officer of 114 HU, Air Force since 14 Nov 94. The 114 HU AF has the distinction of being the only Helicopter Unit of the Indian Air Force to be actively engaged in Op Meghdoot for the past 13 years.

Wing Commander Bahadur, an experimental Test Pilot (France) has to his credit more than 4300 hrs on 21 different types of aircrafts of which more than 700 hrs have been in the inhospitable terrain of Siachen Glacier. A sterling example of "Leading from the front".

Under Wing Commander Bahadur's stewardship 114 HU was bestowed with the prestigious Presidents Standard for its distinguished performance in actual war like situation. It was due to his motivation and personal example that the units contingent exhibited a commendably high standard of parade in front of the Supreme Commander. His drive for excellence had been imbibed by one and all of the unit.

During his tenure, DASI visited the unit twice, in Oct 95 and Jul 96 for a regular and surprise visit respectively. The unit was graded Av+ in Operations, Maintenance and Administrative aspects.

Wing Commander Bahadur has inspired the men under him in all aspects of the units functions. His leadership qualities, humane approach to problems of men under him and effective management is worthy of emulation by any leader of men.

For his devotion to duty, professionalism of a very high order and excellent leadership qualities, the President is pleased to award "Vayu Sena Medal" to Wing Commander M Bahadur.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 14th March 1998 - No.29-Pres/98 dated 26th January 1998

Additional Notes

Remarks: Brains Trust India Note added: 2021-10-05

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