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Air Marshal Sandesh Prabhakar Wagle

Service No & Branch 17710 F(P) Stream :Helicopters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 21 Dec 1984 Course: 134 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 2022 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 21 Dec 1995Wg Cdr : 14 May 2001Gp Capt : 01 Jan 2008Air Cmde : 30 Dec 2010
AVM : 05 Jan 2016Air Marshal : 01 Oct 2020
Training and Other Courses Attended
65 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 198353 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 2013
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Dec 1985 - 27 Feb 1988Plt OffrNo.114 Helicopter Unit Squadron Pilot
30 Jun 2003 - 07 Mar 2006Wg CdrNo.104 Helicopter SquadronSuratgarh Commanding Officer
04 Jan 2011 - 20 Dec 2012Air Cmde21 WingLeh Air Officer Commanding
06 May 2013 - No.104 Helicopter Squadron Commodore Commandant
05 Dec 2013 - 30 Nov 2015Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Principal Director (Ops, Helicopters)
01 Dec 2015 - AVMNational Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor
22 Dec 2017 - AVMBorder Security ForceDelhi Inspector General (Air)
01 Oct 2020 - 31 Jul 2021Air MarshalIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi DCIDS (Policy, Plans, For
01 Aug 2021 - 30 Nov 2022Air MarshalIntegrated Defence StaffNew Delhi DCIDS (Doctrine, Org, Trg
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Devotion to Duty)
Wg CdrSandesh Prabhakar Wagle17710 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 2005
Details : Wing Commander Sandesh Prabhakar Wagle (17710) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned on 21 Dec 1984. He has more than 5400 hours of accident free flying to his credit. He is Commanding Officer of a frontline Attack Helicopter Squadron since 30 Jun 2003.Wg Cdr Wagle took over the command of the Squadron at a crucial juncture when the Sqn aircraft were being modernized with State of the Art equipment. His leadership and motivation were manifested in the smooth and speedy absorption of the high technology in the squadron. With the successful integration and assimilation of the cutting edge technology, the IAF can now boast of operating one of the most lethal Attack Helicopters in the world.The squadron was beset by various maintenance problems when tools and testers from the squadron were sent to Congo to support the maintenance requirements of the UN mission there. Wg Cdr Wagle became the driving force behind various inĂ¯Â·â€œhouse solutions and innovations to overcome these deficiencies and yet sustained a very high serviceability of aircraft, often reaching 100% for sustained periods. The Sqn performed exceptionally during all inspections including three inspections by the Directorate of Air Staff Inspection team and the squadron was declared the Best Combat Helicopter Squadron of the IAF.For his exceptional devotion to duty and inspiring leadership, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal' to Wing Commander Sandesh Prabhakar Wagle.
Unit : 104 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 9th April 2005 - No.28-Pres/2005 dated 26th January 2005 & AFD2005 Investiture
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