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Group Captain Vasant Marutirao Warty

Service No 4059 Branch AE(L)

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Date of Birth: 02 Dec 1924
Date Commissioned 02 Jan 1951 Course 4 DEO Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 1976
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Jan 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1970Acting Gp Capt : 21 Mar 1975
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrVasant Marutirao Warty4059 SIGSAward Date 26 Jan 1969Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Highly complex high power radar stations were provided to the Air Force under U.S. Aid Scheme. These stations had to be planned, installed and operated after September, 1965 by the Air Force without any technical assistance. Wing Commander Warty was appointed as the Commanding Officer of an installation of a few of these stations.

Each radar installation was extremely complicated involving highly advanced tech- niques. The officers and the technicians of the unit had little or no experience either in the installations or maintenance of this equipment. Many components of the equipment each complex in itself, had to be integrated into complete system. Unserviceable items of equipment had to be serviced and indigenous substitutes had to be found for efficient items. Thus erection and operation of the radar stations presented a formidable task.

Wing Commander Warty undertook this challenging task in an extremely able manner and completed the installation and calibration of the radar stations allotted to him. He had to prove each installation and hand them over as a turn key project to the respective units, which, thereafter had only to carry out routine operation and maintenance. During the process of installation, operation and calibration, Wing Commander Warty had to refer to innumerable complicated diagrams, publications and test schedules in order to ensure that the installations came up to the expected standards. New methods of erection, especially of heavy equipment, had to be evolved. A careful market study had to be done in order to procure indigenous installation material. Apart from all this the installations had to be progressed expeditiously to a very tight time schedule which involved completion of installation and calibration of each station within a short period of four to six months.

Wing Commander Warty completed the installation of the stations allotted to him in the most satisfactory and economical manner. He had shown superior organising ability and able leadership. He was able to infuse a high degree of enthusiasm and dedication to the tasks in his officers and men. He welded officers and other ranks of different branches and trades into highly complicated task entrusted to him. His contribution to planning, installation and operation of these vital radar stations represents a distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19690126