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Air Commodore Keshave Dev Kanagat

Service No 4433 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 14 Mar 1931
Date Commissioned 17 Jan 1953 Course 59 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Mar 1985
Remarks : AOC 12 Wing
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1970Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978Acting Air Cmde : 11 Aug 1980Air Cmde : 02 Aug 1981
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

10 Aug 1968 - 27 Jun 1972Wg CdrNo.6 SquadronPune CO
- Air Cmde10 WingJorhat AOC
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrKeshave Dev Kanagat4433 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Wing Commander Keshava Dev Kanagat was commanding a Maritime Reconnaissance Squadron. The work of maritime reconnaissance, search sighting and reporting and guidance carried out by the Squadron In close cooperation with the Indian Navy was of very vital importance to the Naval operations and contributed considerably towards the success of Naval operations both in the Western and Eastern Sectors. He carried out the maximum number and most hazardous missions himself and was a source of inspiration and courage lo his aircrew. It was largely due to him that the squadron carried out all maritime operations assigned to it successfully.

Throughout, Wing Commander Keshava Dev Kanagat displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 6 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeKeshave Dev Kanagat4433 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1985Announced 26 Jan 1985
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