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Air Commodore Ramesh Sakharam Benegal

Service No 4220 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 09 Oct 1926
Date Commissioned 25 Jan 1952 Course 56 Course
Service End Retired on 08 Oct 1977
Remarks : d 2003
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 25 Jan 1953Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1968Acting Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1974Acting Air Cmde : 06 May 1977
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Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Sqn LdrJet Bomber Conversion UnitAgra CO
01 Jun 1968 - 01 Apr 1972Wg CdrNo.106 SquadronAgra CO
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Mention in Despatches
Sqn LdrRamesh Sakharam Benegal4220 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 5 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrRamesh Sakharam Benegal4220 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 106 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India : No.27 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Maha Vir Chakra
Wg CdrRamesh Sakharam Benegal4220 F(P)Award Date 17 Dec 1971Announced 18 Dec 1971
Details : As the Officer Commanding of an Operational reconnaissance squadron [No.106 SR Squadron, Canberras] he has carried out a very large number of missions over enemy territory and has obtained vital information about enemy Air Force and other installations. These missions have entailed flying unarmed and unescorted vary deep into enemy territory and to heavily defended targets. The information brought back from these missions has facilitated the planning of Army, Air Force and Naval operations and has thus directly contributed to the attrition of the Pakistani war machine, It is further to the credit of Wing Commander Benegal that he has never returned from any of these innumerable missions without having achieved his object in full measure. While flying repeatedly deep into enemy territory in an unarmed aircraft he has displayed gallantry, devotion to duty and professional skill of the highest order.
Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1972 - No.20 - Pres/72 dated 20th January 1972