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Air Vice Marshal Madan Mohan Dutt

Service No 4010 Branch GD(N)

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Date of Birth: 05 Jul 1929
Date Commissioned 12 Jan 1951 Course 2NAV Course
Service End No Details
Remarks : Likely died in service between Apr 81 and July 82
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- AVMMaritime Air OperationsBombay AOC
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrMadan Mohan Dutt4010 GD(N)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1964
Details :

Squadron Leader Madan Mohan Dutt has been operating with a transport squadron in J & K Area since May, 1961. In October 1962, when the Chinese forces surrounded our forward post at Galwan in Ladakh, the only means of transport of supplies to tis post was by air. Squadron Leader Dutt, with his vast experience of this terrain, volunteered to navigate the first air-drop sortie. The dropping zone was in a very narrow and dangerous area. In spite of this and unfavourable weather conditions, he located the dropping zone and skillfully carried out cent percent successful drops. He undertook many such sorties and set a fine example to his aircrew.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Dutt has displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India 1st February 1964 - No.20 - Pres/64 dated 26th January 1964.