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Air Chief Marshal Lakshman Madhav Katre

Service No 3117 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 26 Jan 1927
Date Commissioned 09 Apr 1945 Course 31 Course
Service End Died in Service 01 Jul 1985
Remarks : d in service - cardiac arrest
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 09 Apr 1950Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1964Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1968Acting Air Cmde : 01 Jul 1971
Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1972AVM : 01 Oct 1976Acting Air Marshal : 04 Sep 1978Air Marshal : 01 Dec 1978
C-in-C : 04 Sep 1978Air Chief Marshal : 04 Sep 1984
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Feb 1946 - 15 Aug 1947Plt OffrNo. 1 Squadron, RIAF 
01 Dec 1954 - 20 Aug 1957Sqn LdrNo. 17 SquadronAmbala CO
21 Aug 1957 - 30 Sep 1957Sqn LdrNo. 23 Squadron CO
01 Oct 1962 - 05 Aug 1964Wg CdrNo. 7 SquadronHalwara CO
01 Aug 1966 - 13 May 1969Gp Capt16 WingHashimara Stn Cdr
04 Dec 1971 - 17 Jan 1972Gp Capt18 WingPathankot Stn Cdr
16 Nov 1972 - 26 Dec 1975Air CmdeAir Force AcademyDundigal Cmdt
01 Jan 1976 - AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi SASO
04 Sep 1978 - 02 Jan 1981Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong AOC-in-C
05 Jan 1981 - 28 Feb 1983Air MshlWestern Air CommandDelhi AOC-in-C
04 Sep 1984 - 01 Jul 1985Air Chf MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi CAS
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 4
    
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptLakshman Madhav Katre3117 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1970Announced 26 Jan 1970
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India : No.10 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Mention in Despatches
Air CmdeLakshman Madhav Katre3117 F(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Stn Cdr
Unit : AFS Pathankot
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
Bar to Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeLakshman Madhav Katre3117 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1976Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference :
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalLakshman Madhav Katre3117 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1980Announced 26 Jan 1980
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
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Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
10 Jul 1946Spitfire VIIIcMD329Plt Offr Lakshman Mohan Katre
1sqn move to Hakmpet frm Nagpur. Engine falure, BL,