|Date of Birth:||06 Mar 1924|
|Date Commissioned||05 Apr 1942||Course||12 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Jul 1978|
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|03 Sep 1944 - 07 Dec 1944||Fg Offr||No.9 Squadron, RIAF||Fm UK 1AGS To 8Sqn|
|11 Dec 1944 - 04 Feb 1946||Fg Offr||No.8 Squadron, RIAF||Amarda Road||Fm 9Sqn to 4Sqn|
|04 Feb 1946 -||Fg Offr||No.4 Squadron, RIAF||Yelahanka||Fm 8Sqn|
|22 Jul 1949 - 16 Dec 1949||Sqn Ldr||No.7 Squadron||Palam||Commanding Officer|
|- 01 Dec 1961||Gp Capt||5 Wing||Kalaikunda||Commanding Officer|
|28 Sep 1962 - 19 Jun 1963||Gp Capt||AFS Hyderabad||Secunderabad||Station Commander|
|24 Jun 1963 - 06 Oct 1964||Gp Capt||No 1. Jet Training Wing||Hakimpet||Commanding Officer|
|01 Apr 1971 - 30 Oct 1972||AVM||Western Air Command||Delhi||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|01 Nov 1972 - 26 Jun 1974||AVM||No 1 Operational Group||Jodhpur||Air Officer Commanding|
|27 Jun 1974 - 19 May 1977||Air Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Deputy Chief of Air Staff|
|20 May 1977 - 31 Jul 1978||Air Mshl||Maintenance Command||Nagpur||Air Officer Commanding in Chief|
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|Sqn Ldr||Devaiah Subia||1866 GD(P)||Award Date 20 Sep 1948||Announced 26 Jan 1950|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader (Now Group Captain) Daviah Subia (1866) always showed great courage and fortitude whilst operating over the Jammu and Kashmir area. By example and excellent leadership, he inspired all his Squadron Pilots. All his sorties were marked fro pressing home the attack, despite all odds.
He flew over 70 sorties in a period of a month and a half, often operating under adverse conditions and from difficult airfields. It was partly due to this officerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s courageous and relentless attacks that the resistance of the enemy at Gurais broke down. The excellent air operations conducted by this officer largely contributed towards the successful capture of Gurais eventually by our land forces.
He proved himself to be an extremely capable leader and was thus a source of encouragement and inspiration to all his Squadron pilots.
For the outstanding services rendered by him during the Kashmir Operation, he has been awarded the Vir Chakra.
|Unit : 10 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , Extraordinary, No. 2-Pres., dated 26th January, 1950|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|AVM||Devaiah Subia||1866 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1972||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :||AIR VICE MARSHAL DEVIAH SUBIA, Vr. C: Air Vice Marshal Subia took over his appointment [SASO, WAC HQ] only a few months prior to the outbreak of hostilities. He made a thorough study of the requirements of air operations in the Western Sector, paying full attention to the minutest detail of each aspect of air operations. He personally studied and analysed all operational procedure and ensured that there was no ambiguity in these instructions and that they were fully understood by all concerned. He worked for long hours to ensure that Squadrons/ Units were deployed as planned with maximum economy of effort and minimum inconvenience to the personnel involved. He planned the moves in such a manner that at all stages the Squadrons retained their full operational capability to counter- act any pre-emptive strike by the enemy. He displayed remarkable organising ability in establishing within a very short period, a chain of observation posts around our forward airfields for reporting low flying aircraft. Throughout the period of hostilities, he carefully co-ordinated all aspects of operations, especially the strike missions at night. These operations involved strike forces from another Command. It was primarily due to his careful planning and foresight that all missions were successfully completed without any mishaps. His cheerful disposition and self- confidence were inspiration to his staff at the Headquarters and to Commanders in the field. Through out his career, in peace and in war, Air Vice Marshal Subia rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.|
|Unit : WAC|
|Reference : GoI19720126|