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Wing Commander Balchandra Shankar Deshmukh

Service No 4489 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 21 Sep 1931
Date Commissioned 01 Apr 1953 Course 60 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Sep 1979
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Apr 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

20 Nov 1968 - 16 Jul 1972Wg CdrNo.108 Squadron Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Wg CdrBalchandra Shankar Deshmukh4489 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Wing Commander Balchandra Shankar Deshmukh has been the commanding officer of a fighter squadron since November 1968. The highlight of the period of his command was his leadership of the Squadron during the operations in December, 1971. He flew twelve operational sorties during the conflict, a number of them deep into enemy territory. He always achieved task in the face of heavy enemy ground fire and opposition, in complete of his personal safety. Inspired by his courage, personal example and devotion to duty, his officers and men had worked enthusiastically and functioned as a well trained combat achieving excellent results.

Throughout, Wing Commander Bhalchandra Shankar Deshmukh displayed courage, leadership and devotion to duty.

Unit : 108 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973