|Service No || 4116 ||Branch || F(N) |
|Date of Birth: ||11 Apr 1932 || || |
|Date Commissioned || 16 Jun 1951 ||Course || 3 NAV Course |
|Service End ||Retired on 30 Apr 1987|
|Remarks : |
|Fg Offr : 16 Jun 1952||Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1968||Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1975||Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1978|
|Acting AVM : 01 Dec 1983||AVM : 01 Jul 1983|
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|Sqn Ldr||Manohar Madhav Takle||4116 GD(N)||Award Date 06 Dec 1961||Announced 10 Sep 1962|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader (then Flight Lieutenant) Takle was the navigator of a Canberra aircraft which was on an air-to-ground strafing sortie against an enemy airfield and other installations in Katanga. The aircraft was hit at several places by enemy fire. One of the bullets wounded Squadron Leader Takle and he was bleeding profusely. Despite this he continued to direct the aircraft into attacks until the target was effectively destroyed and did not inform the pilot of his condition until he had calculated and set the course for home. In doing so, Squadron Leader Takle displayed devotion to duty and gallantry of a high order.
|Unit : 5 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 22nd September 1962 - No.58 - Pres/62 dated 10th September 1962|