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Air Vice Marshal Manohar Madhav Takle

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 :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 Jun 1952Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1968Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1975Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1978
Acting AVM : 01 Dec 1983AVM : 01 Jul 1983
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Air CmdeEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Officer-in-charge Administration
01 Jan 1985 - AVMMaritime Air OperationsBombay Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrManohar Madhav Takle4116 GD(N)Award Date 06 Dec 1961Announced 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