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Air Marshal Sukh Dev Mohan

Service No 4789 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 23 Apr 1934
Date Commissioned 06 Nov 1954 Course 64 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Apr 1992
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1974Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978Acting Air Cmde : 13 Apr 1981
AVM : 03 Nov 1986Air Marshal : 03 Jul 1989C-in-C : 13 May 1991
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
06 Oct 1971 - 03 Mar 1974Wg CdrNo.23 SquadronPathankot CO
- 01 Dec 1979Gp Capt39 WingUdhampur Stn Cdr
- Gp Capt20 WingBagdogra Stn Cdr
14 Jul 1986 - 30 Jun 1989AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi SDS (Air)
03 Jul 1989 - 30 Apr 1991Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong SASO
13 May 1991 - 30 Apr 1992Air MshlSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum AOC-in-C
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMSukh Dev Mohan4789 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1987Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Sukh Dev Mohan Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in March, 1954. He is a qualified Flying Instructor and Pilot Attack Instructor, had done the Long Defence Management Course and is a graduate of the National Defence College.

Air Vice Marshal Mohan is presently posted as Air-1 at Headquarter of an Operational Command where he is responsible for all fighter, bomber and Air Observation Post, Operations within the Command. He is directly involved in organising and conducting all Air exercises such as Joint exercises, Air Defence exercises and Early Warning exercises etc. In all these tasks, he has displayed a rare degree of maturity, devotion and dedication which has indeed been the hall­mark of his entire service career.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19870126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSukh Dev Mohan4789 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1992Announced 26 Jan 1992
Details :

Air Marshal Sukhdev Mohan was commissioned in the IAF on the 6th November, 1954. During his long and distinguished career he has held a number of important command and staff appointments which include command of a fighter squadron, a sensitive flying station, Air I of an operational command, Director of Systems Evaluation at the Air HQ and Senior Air Staff Officer of an operational command.

A graduate of the Long Defence Management Course, the Air Officer held several staff appointments with distinction. As the Air I of Central Air Command, he brought his varied experience to bear on the conduct of a large number of command level exercises successfully. His thorough direction led to significant improvement in the air space management of this sector. As the Director of Systems Evaluation at Air HQ, the Air Officer displayed remarkable clarity of thought and reasoning which invariably led to improved efficiency with existing resources. The Air Officer is not only a graduate of the National Defence College but also had a very distinguished tenure as the Directing Staff at the premier national institution. In this capacity he made a significant contribution to the higher direction of war through useful interaction at the highest level. He was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 1987.

On promotion to the rank of Air Marshal he was appointed Senior Air Staff Officer at HQ Eastern Air Command. The Air Officer made remarkable contribution in this capacity in achieving laid down targets of air drops in forward areas as well as the operational preparedness of the front-line fighter squadrons in the command. The Air Officer brings to bear his vast operational and staff experience upon his present appointment as the AOC-in-C of the SAC, wherein he continues to guide the operations in his vital area of his responsibility.

Air Marshal Sukhdev Mohan, AVSM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19920126