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Air Commodore Madhukar Laxman Akut

Service No & Branch 1752 GD(O)
Date of Birth: 13 Jan 1916 Commissioned: 17 Nov 1941 Course: 6 OBS Course Entry Mode : IAFVR
Service End: Retired on 12 Jan 1968 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1954Acting Gp Capt : 27 Jul 1959
Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1962Acting Air Cmde : 30 Dec 1964Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1966
Training and Other Courses Attended
18 () - 27 Sep 194311 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 23 Aug 19582 NDC (Gp Capt) - 31 May 1962
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Gp Capt
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

29 Aug 1944 - 26 Sep 1944Fg OffrNo.1 Elementary Flying Training SchoolBegumpet Fm 151OTU to 2EFTS
30 Jun 1948 - 31 Jul 1948Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi F/L (Ops)
01 Aug 1948 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi S/L (Plans)
14 Feb 1951 - 07 Aug 1951Sqn LdrNo.5 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
17 Sep 1951 - Wg CdrCab SecDelhi Wg Cdr (Admin)
01 Dec 1953 - 01 Dec 1955Wg CdrEmbassy of India, FranceParis Air Attache
- Gp CaptEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
23 Jul 1959 - 30 Jun 1961Gp CaptAFS JalahalliBengaluru Station Commander
- 01 Dec 1965Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Policy and Plan
24 Feb 1967 - Air CmdeMinistry of Home AffairsDelhi 
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMMadhukar Laxman Akut1752 GD(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1968Announced 26 Jan 1968
Details :

Air Commodore Madhukar Laxman Akut was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in November, 1941. During World War II he saw active service on the Burma Front. He held the important appointments in Air Headquarters as well as in the Command of Air Force Units. He served as an Instructor in a flying training school for training pilots and navigators. His professional knowledge and devotion to duty were instrumental in turning out batches of well trained pilots and navigators during those formative days of the Air Force. After his graduation in the Specialist Navigators' Course in the U.K., he was posted to a Bomber Squadron where he did commendable work in improving bombing techniques. During the Chinese aggression in 1962, in his capacity as Senior Officer-in-charge Administration in Headquarters, Eastern Air Command, he did excellent work in establishing not only the Command Headquarters, but also in setting up promptly many operational stations in the eastern sector. As Director Policy and Plans at Air Headquarters, he actively assisted in planning the expansion and consolidation of the Air Force.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19680126
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