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Air Vice Marshal Surendra Sahney

Service No 3860 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 10 Dec 1926
Date Commissioned 15 Apr 1950 Course 51 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 1981
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 15 Apr 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1967Acting Gp Capt : 31 Jul 1970Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1972
Acting Air Cmde : 07 Jan 1976Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1976Acting AVM : 19 Mar 1979AVM : 01 Oct 1979
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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

- Wg CdrParatrooper Training SchoolAgra OC
01 Jun 1968 - 01 Jul 1970Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardHindon CO
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal
Gp CaptSurendra Sahney3860 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Wing Commander (now Group Captain) Surendra Sahney has been closely associated with planning of Transport Support Operations in the Eastern Sector, training of paratroopers and examining IAF aircrew. He has flown nearly 5,000 hours on various types of aircraft, of which 2,000 hours have been on instructional sorties and 700 hours on operational flying over hazardous terrain. During 1965­66 in the Eastern Sector, he organised the airlift of supplies and evacuation of casualties with great success. He also arranged transport support operations in the Mizo Hills and was responsible for selection of many Dropping Zones in use today. As Officer Commanding the Paratroopers Training School, he was instrumental in introducing night formation flying on transport aircraft for the first time In the Indian Air Force. As Officer Commanding the Aircrew Examining Board, he set a high standard in examining aircrew.

Throughout, Wing Commander Surendra Sahney displayed professional skill and devotional to duty.

Unit : AEB
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971