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Air Vice Marshal Madhav Bhawrao Naik

Service No 1874 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 05 Apr 1942 Course 12 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1976
Remarks : D: 2002
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 05 Apr 1943Flt Lt : 15 Aug 1948Sqn Ldr : 01 May 1950Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1958
Acting Gp Capt : 10 Mar 1961Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1964Acting Air Cmde : 10 Aug 1966Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1967
Acting AVM : 16 Aug 1971AVM : 08 Apr 1972
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AVM
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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
26 May 1944 - Plt OffrNo.3 Squadron, RIAFKohat 
01 Jul 1946 - 18 Jul 1946Fg OffrNo.4 Squadron, RIAFYelahanka To ACU
04 Feb 1947 - 09 Aug 1947Flt LtNo.6 Squadron, RIAF 
08 Dec 1947 - 25 Mar 1948Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi SO to DCAS
26 Mar 1948 - 31 Mar 1950Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi S/L D(Int)
01 Apr 1950 - 27 May 1950Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi S/L D(Ops)
30 May 1950 - 28 May 1952Sqn LdrNo.8 SquadronPalam Commanding Officer
16 Jun 1952 - 03 Oct 1954Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi S/L D(Policy and Plans)
04 Oct 1954 - 14 Apr 1958Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi SO to CAS
15 Apr 1958 - 31 Jul 1958Wg CdrAir Head QuartersDelhi OiC Canberra Project
10 Aug 1958 - 09 Mar 1961Wg CdrNo.35 SquadronPune Commanding Officer
10 Mar 1961 - 26 Jun 1962Gp Capt3 Tactical Air CenterKohima Commanding Officer
27 Jun 1962 - 30 Apr 1963Gp CaptNational Defence CollegeDelhi Participant (2nd Course)
01 May 1963 - 01 Dec 1964Gp CaptNo.2 Jet Training WingBidar Station Commander
01 Jan 1965 - 30 Jul 1966Gp Capt5 WingKalaikunda Station Commander
10 Aug 1966 - 31 Mar 1968Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Ops)
01 Mar 1969 - 14 Aug 1970Air Cmde1 Air Defence Control CentreAmbala Air Officer Commanding
15 Aug 1970 - 01 Aug 1971Air Cmde7 WingAmbala Air Officer Commanding
16 Aug 1971 - 02 Jan 1973AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi Senior Directing Staff (Air)
03 Jan 1973 - 07 Mar 1976AVMNational Defence AcademyKhadakvasla Commandant
 
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
26 Apr 1947Spitfire XIVeRN178Flt Lt M B Naik
6engine lost power on

Additional Notes

Remarks: Note Note added: 2017-01-01
Air Vice Marshal Madhav Bhaurao Naik (1874) was born in Bhigwan, Maharashtra.
His father was in the railways. Dad belonged to a large family of five brothers and three sisters. He was the 4th. He schooled in Nutan Marathi Vidhayala in Pune...(the school honoured him years later).
He then went to Jamnagar to learn flying. He later directly joined the RIAF in November 1941 and was sent to various units and stations, abroad and at home before Independence. He saw some action during WWII.

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