|Service No & Branch||4489 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 01 Apr 1953||Course: 60 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 30 Sep 1979|
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|20 Nov 1968 - 16 Jul 1972||Wg Cdr||No.108 Squadron||Bareilly||Commanding Officer|
|07 Aug 1972 - 13 May 1973||Wg Cdr||2 Forward Base Support Unit||Sirsa||Commanding Officer|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Wg Cdr||Balchandra Shankar Deshmukh||4489 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|