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Wing Commander Madhukar Shantaram Jatar

Service No 4793 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 11 Apr 1934
Date Commissioned 06 Nov 1954 Course 64 Course
Service End Retired on 26 Oct 1976 / Died on 13 Nov 1985
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1974
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
03 Mar 1972 - 19 May 1974Wg CdrNo.220 SquadronJodhpur CO
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrMadhukar Shantaram Jatar4793 GD(P)Award Date 07 Sep 1965Announced 10 Sep 1965
Details :

During the recent operations against Pakistan, Squadron Leader Madhukar Shantaram Jatar was the Flight Commander in an operational Squadron which carried out 14 operational sorties. On the 7th September 1965, he led a formation of eight Mysteres on a ground strike mission on Bhagranwala airfield. The raid had to be carried out at a low altitude when visibility was poor. Squadron Leader Jatar inspired is men with courage and tenacity of purpose and the attack on the airfield was pressed home resolutely. As a result one enemy Sabre Jet was destroyed and another damaged. After carrying out the mission successfully, Squadron Leader Jatar brought his formation of eight aircraft safely back to the base.

In this operation, Squadron Leader Madhukar Shantaram Jatar displayed leadership, devotion to duty and professional skill of a high order in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 8 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.131 - Pres/65 dated 10th September 1965
Vayu Sena Medal
Wg CdrMadhukar Shantaram Jatar4793 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Wing Commander Madhukar Shantaram Jatar was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in November, 1954. He has been commanding a front line strike Squadron since March, 1972. His devotion to work has led to successful accomplishment of all tasks assigned to him well in time under difficult and trying conditions. A flier of exceptional merit, Wing Commander Jatar stands out as an officer worthy of emulation, who brought to bear his experience in all his work which has led to high operational efficiency of the squadron.

Throughout, Wing Commander Madhukar Shantaram Jatar displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : 8 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
11 Dec 1971HF-24 MarutD-1204Sqn Ldr M S Jatar VrC
220Dest on ground by F-104 at Uttarlai