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Air Vice Marshal Karan Yadav

Service No & Branch 4200 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 21 Feb 1930 Commissioned: 22 Dec 1951 Course: 56 Course
Service End: Died in Service 29 May 1983 (53 Years age) Motor Vehicle Accident Nick Name :
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Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 22 Dec 1952Flt Lt : 22 Dec 1956Sqn Ldr : 22 Dec 1962Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1968
Acting Gp Capt : 10 May 1974Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1975Acting Air Cmde : 04 Sep 1979Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1978
Acting AVM : 12 Jan 1982AVM : 12 Jan 1982
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1962Sqn LdrEmpire Test Pilots School, UKFarnborough Test Pilot Course 21st Course
01 Jun 1968 - 01 Dec 1969Wg CdrAircraft and Armament Testing UnitKanpur Commanding Officer
26 Jun 1970 - 10 May 1974Wg CdrNo.9 SquadronAmbala Commanding Officer
10 May 1974 - 15 Jun 1976Gp Capt11 WingTezpur Station Commander
27 Aug 1976 - 03 Sep 1979Gp CaptEmbassy of India, FranceParis Air Attache
18 Sep 1979 - 31 Dec 1979Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Flight Safety)
17 Jan 1981 - 05 Jan 1982Air Cmde28 WingHindan (Ghaziabad) Air Officer Commanding
12 Jan 1982 - 11 Jul 1982AVMEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
23 Aug 1982 - 29 May 1983AVM1 Air Defence Control CentreAmbala Air Officer Commanding
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrKaran Yadav4200 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

For nearly four years Wing Commander Karan Yadav has been employed in a unit of the Air Force whose function is to examine by tests and intensive trials all practical service, and to conduct armament trials for safety of carriage, accuracy and effectiveness of the weapons system. He has completed nearly 500 hours of flying on these arduous duties. In carrying out service trials of indigenously produced Hindustan Fighter and the Kiran aircraft, he has been instrumental not only in improving the operational performance of these aircraft but also in rectifying the defects found in an aircraft in its early stages of development. He has played a significant part in the development of aeronautics industry in the country and in solving several problems associated with other aircraft in use in the service. Throughout Wing Commander Karan Yadav displayed initiative, professional skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : A&ATU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969
Mention in Despatches
Wg CdrKaran Yadav4200 F(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 9 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptKaran Yadav4200 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1977Announced 26 Jan 1977
Details :

Group Captain Karan Yadav (4200) was commissioned in the Flying (Pilot) Branch of the Indian Air Force in December, 1951. He has been commanding an operational flying station in the Eastern Sector for two years. He has also held other important appointments earlier. He has flown a number of operational aircraft and has a total flying of 4600 hours. As Station commander he also attained the highest instrument rating on supersonic aircraft. In addition he holds the qualification of a Test Pilot.

While commanding the operational flying station, ha has displayed outstanding qualities of leadership and man­management. Through his drive and determination he has succeeded in improving the serviceability state of aircraft based on his station. His concerted efforts brought down the accident rate of his Station from 24.8 in 1974 to 3.1 in 1975. He has been responsible for evolving original methods for reducing bird strike accidents on his base. During his tenure he was able to ensure the smooth and successful operation capabilities of his operational squadrons without any significant radar recovery aids available to the Station. He was required to extend a large degree of supervision over an AOP Flight located away from his base. He succeeded in substantially raising the operational capabilities of all flying units at his Wing with two of the units being assessed as the best instrument rated units in the IAF.

Group Captain Karan Yadav has inspired his men by his devotion to duty, personal example and qualities of leadership, and has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19770126
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