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Air Commodore Anadi Shankar Sarkar

Service No & Branch 4273 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 26 Feb 1952 Course: 6 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 28 Feb 1983 Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 26 Feb 1953Flt Lt : 26 Feb 1957Sqn Ldr : 26 Feb 1964Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1973
Acting Gp Capt : 27 Oct 1977Gp Capt : 29 Aug 1979Acting Air Cmde : 23 Jun 1981Air Cmde : 27 Jul 1981
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 11 Dec 1960Sqn LdrNo.43 Squadron 
12 Dec 1960 - Sqn LdrAir Head QuartersDelhi 
06 Aug 1971 - 01 Sep 1973Wg Cdr8 WingAdampur Chief Engineering Officer
01 Dec 1980 - Air CmdeSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrAnadi Shankar Sarkar4273 AE(M)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Wing Commander Anadi Shankar Sarkar was serving as Chief Technical Officer at an Operational Wing. With his personal example, man management, he ensured a very high rate of serviceability of air craft inspite of staggering number of sorties flown and the damage caused to the aircraft by enemy action. He was responsible for the expeditious repair of five aircraft which were unserviceable. Under his supervision and guidance, a very high rate of serviceability of specialist vehicles was ensured resulting in quick turn around of the aircraft. He had so geared up the station workshop that it manufactured certain items which were earlier considered beyond local capability.

Throughout Wing Commander Anadi Shankar Sarkar displayed initiative, professional knowledge and devotion to duty.

Unit : 8 Wing
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeAnadi Shankar Sarkar4273 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1983Announced 26 Jan 1983
Details :

Air Commodore Anadi Shankar Sarkar VM was commissioned in the Technical branch of the Indian Air Force in 1952. Since then, he has held a number of important field and staff appointments at Command and Air Headquarters. Besides these, he was also an instructor in Air Force Technical College.

Air Cmde Sarkar during his 30 long years of service has held the appointments of Squadron Engineering Officer of four operational squadrons and Chief Technical Officer of four major operational bases - a rare achievement indeed which perhaps has no parallel. During the Indo-Pak conflict in 1971, he was the Chief Technical Officer of one of our forward bases, and was awarded the Vayu Sena Medal for exceptional devotion to duty and inspiring leadership.

Whilst on the posted strength of Air Headquarters in 1979-80, as Director of Engineering (D), he was responsible for the re-equipment of a number of Helicopter Units with a new type of helicopter. Under his guidance overhaul facilities for the new helicopter and its engine were set up. Large numbers of equipment and machinery required for the overhaul line were indigenously procured and even modified wherever necessary thereby saving a large amount of foreign exchange.

Since December, 1980, Air Commodore Sarkar has been the Senior Maintenance Staff Officer of South Western Air Command. During this period, the force structure has undergone a complete change. But for his forward planning guidance and monitoring, it would not have been possible to absorb these changes in such a short period of time - a factor so essential for the preparedness of an operational Command.

Air Commodore Anadi Shankar Sarkar has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19830126
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