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Wing Commander Vinayak Bhiwaji Sawant

Service No 4401 Branch F(N)
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
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jan 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1970
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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.

Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Flt LtVinayak Bhiwaji Sawant4401 GD(N)Award Date 20 Oct 1962Announced 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 CdrVinayak Bhiwaji Sawant4401 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India, No. 85-Pres/72., dated 22nd June 1972