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Air Marshal Sadanand Kulkarni

Service No 5292 Branch F(N)
Date of Birth: 02 Jan 1937
Date Commissioned 23 Mar 1957 Course 12 NAV Course
Service End Retired on 31 Jan 1995
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1978Acting Gp Capt : 14 Apr 1979Gp Capt : 29 Jul 1980Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1985
AVM : 03 Jul 1989Air Marshal : 19 May 1992
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

15 Dec 1983 - 22 Sep 1984Gp CaptAFS BegumpetSecunderabad Stn Cdr
01 Mar 1989 - 07 Apr 1991AVMCollege of Defence ManagementSecunderabad Cmdt
01 Jun 1992 - 31 Jan 1995Air MshlNational Defence CollegeDelhi Cmdt
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrSadanand Kulkarni5292 GD(N)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Squadron Leader Sadanand Kulkarni during his eleven years of service as a Navigator has flown 3,150 hours: out of which 1,320 hours are as an instructor. He holds transport category 'A' and Q.N.I. category A-1. In his Instructional tenure of four years, he has displayed instructional skill and flying standard of the highest order. He has had the distinction of passing out his pupils as best navigators in air work in three consecutive courses. As a navigator in M. R. Squadron, he flew 1,125 hours on Liberator aircraft and was responsible for training a large number ops U/T navigators into skilful and operationally sound maritime navigators, radar operators and bomb aimers.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Sadanand Kulkarni displayed professional skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 6 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSadanand Kulkarni5292 F(N)Award Date 26 Jan 1995Announced 26 Jan 1995
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 11th March 1995 - No.93 - Pres/95 dated 26th January 1995