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Wing Commander Vishwanath Balakrishna Sawardekar

Service No 4593 Branch F(P)
Name : Vishwanath Balakrishna Sawardekar Rank Wing Commander
Date of Birth: 31 Mar 33
Date Commissioned 10 Oct 53 (61 Course) Service End No Details
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Awards and Decorations
Number of Awards: 2


Kirti Chakra
Sqn Ldr Vishwanath Balakrishna Sawardekar 4593 GD(P) Award Date 10 Sep 65 Announced 15 Aug 66
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Sqn. Ldr Sawardekar along with Sqn Ldr M J Marston were taxiing in a Vampire Trainer at Bagdogra, when the airfield was attacked by Pakistani Sabres. The Vampire was attacked and it caught fire. Sqn. Ldr Sawardekar jumped out of the burning aircraft and rescued his co-pilot inspite of his own injuries and exploding ammunition. Sqn Ldr Sawardekar elected to help his colleague with utter disregard to his personal safety.

Unit : 101 Squadron 
Reference : Gazette of India , 8th October 1966 - No.73 - Pres/66 dated 30th September 1966

Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg Cdr Vishwanath Balakrishna Sawardekar 4593 F(P) Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72No Image Available
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CO, No. 29 MiG-21 Sqn.

Unit : 29 Squadron 
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