|Date of Birth:||31 Jan 1933|
|Date Commissioned||17 Jan 1953||Course||6 NAV Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Jun 1975 / Died on 18 Dec 2006 (73 Years age)|
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|Flt Lt||Vinayak Bhiwaji Sawant||4401 GD(N)||Award Date 20 Oct 1962||Announced 26 Jan 1963|
|Details :||Flight Lieutenant Vinayak Bhiwaji Sawant was employed on operational tasks which involved flying over difficult and mountainous terrain, both by day and by night. The aircraft had to be navigated accurately in the face of adverse weather conditions. Flight Lieutenant Sawant undertook these hazardous tasks cheerfully and displayed gallantry and a high degree of professional efficiency|
|Unit : 106 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 16th February 1963 - No. 18-Pres/63., dated 26th January, 1963|
|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Vinayak Bhiwaji Sawant||4401 F(N)||Award Date 22 Jun 1972||Announced 22 Jun 1972|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Vinayak Bhiwaji Sawant Vr. C. was commissioned in the Flying (Navigator) Branch the Indian Air Force in January, 1953. He has been working as Deputy Director of Intelligence at Air Headquarters for the last two years. During the tenure of his duties he has affected many improvements in his Section. In the discharge of his duties he showed keenness and resourcefulness and executed all tasks with skill. Under his able guidance, his Section worked very hard and produced valuable results in the collation, analysis and dissemination of intelligence information. His note-worthy achievement, in particular, has been consolidation of Intelligence information into a pamphlet, which was issued to all units well in advance before the recent Indo-Pak hostilities started.
He conducted all tasks allotted to him with determination and zeal. His unflinching devotion to duty and tenacity of purpose were a source of inspiration to others who worked with him.
|Unit : AHQ|
|Reference : GoI19720622No85|