|Date of Birth:||-- --- --|
|Date Commissioned||29 May 1957||Course||72 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 31 Dec 1998|
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Air Chief Marshal
|19 Nov 1979 - 27 Oct 1980||Wg Cdr||No.24 Squadron||Bareilly||Commanding Officer|
|- 01 Dec 1987||Air Cmde||High Commission of India, United Kingdom||London||Air Advisor|
|01 Jan 1989 -||Air Cmde||1 Wing||Srinagar||Air Officer Commanding|
|-||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director (Intelligence)|
|05 Mar 1990 -||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Additional Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Operations|
|01 Mar 1993 - 30 Sep 1993||Air Mshl||Central Air Command||Allahabad||Senior Air Staff Officer|
|06 Oct 1993 - 03 Jun 1994||Air Mshl||South Western Air Command||Jodhpur||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
|06 Jun 1994 - 31 Jul 1995||Air Mshl||Western Air Command||Delhi||Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief|
|01 Aug 1995 - 31 Dec 1995||Air Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Vice Chief of Air Staff|
|31 Dec 1995 - 31 Dec 1998||Air Chf Mshl||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Chief of Air Staff|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Sqn Ldr||Satish Kumar Sareen||5370 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1970|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Satish Kumar Sareen has been flying fighter aircraft continuously since 1957; he has flown 2,140 hours on Jet aircraft. He took part in operation "Vijay" in December 1961 against the Portuguese and a few months later, achieved excellent results on the P.A.I. Course, breaking three Armament records. During his tenure as Flight Commander in a squadron between 1964 and 1966, he successfully led 10 operational missions in the Mizo hills. In the following year, while serving in another squadron, he flew over 200 hours in a short time. He has been serving as a Flight Commander in a squadron since May 1967. He has flown over 350 hours on supersonic aircraft. He obtained a "Master Green" Instrument Rating in the early stages of his squadron flying. He has set a fine example to all the pilots in the Squadron and has produced an exceedingly good instrument and operational state. Throughout, Squadron Leader Satish Kumar Sareen displayed courage and devotion to duty.
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970|
|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Cmde||Satish Kumar Sareen||5370 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1990||Announced 26 Jan 1990|
|Details :|| |
Air Commodore Satish Kumar Sareen VM (5370) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Air Force on 29 May 57. His outstanding qualities as a fighter pilot earned him early recognition and he was selected to undergo the Pilot Attack Instructor (PAI) course while still a young Flying Officer. During the course he established three armament records which stood for several years. Later in his career he was posted on the staff of the Pilot Attack Instructor School where his personal flying ability and model instructional technique gained him the admiration of his students and peers alike. Subsequently, he also served abroad as a Pilot Attack Instructor (PAI). He later held the appointments of Flight Commander and Commanding Officer of a fighter squadron and a Signals Unit with distinction. During his tenure as the Chief Operations Officer of a fighter wind he evolved procedures which significantly enhanced the operational and flight safety standards of the Base.
Air Commodore Satish Kumar Sareen VM (5370) F (P) was awarded the Vayu Seva Medal in 1971. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College and has held several important staff appointments including that of Joint Director Flight Safety. While in command of an Air Defence Control Centre he was selected for a diplomatic assignment abroad. As the Air Advisor at High Commission of India in London he established excellent working relations with the Royal Air Force and with the industry of the host country; this helped Air Headquarters in many way, including that of getting timely updates on development in the field of military aviation. His analysis and sound recommendations on the relevance and effectiveness of modern weapon systems also helped Air Headquarters in negotiations and decision-making in a number of procurements/ projects. He has thus contributed directly by large measure to the enhancement of the Indian Air Force's operational capabilities, both offensive and defensive. In addition, his very effective liaison with Britain's aerospace industry has helped the Indian Air Force induct and maintain equipment from that country with a much higher level of efficiency than would otherwise have been possible. In the process, he has also saved the country a vast amount of foreign exchange.
Air Commodore Satish Kumar Sareen VM has thus rendered distinguished service of exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19900126|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Satish Kumar Sareen||5370 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1995||Announced 26 Jan 1995|
|Details :|| |
Air Marshal Satish Kumar Sareen was commissioned as a fighter pilot on 29 May 1957. He has held several key field and staff appointments in his service career. As a Flight Commander of a MIG-21 Squadron, for courage and devotion to duty, he was awarded Vayu Sena Medal in 1970. He graduated from Defence Services Staff College in 1971 and was appointed Ops-1 in Eastern Air Command. A Pilot Attack Instructor, the Air Officer was selected for a deputation to a friendly country to train its pilots. He commanded a fighter squadron and was the Chief Operations Officer of two major fighter bases. He also commanded an Air Defence Radar Unit. On promotion to Air Commodore, he was appointed Air Defence Commander, Western Sector. In 1985, he was specially selected to the diplomatic assignment of Air AttachÃÂ© to the Embassy of India at London, UK. On return to India, he was appointed Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station Srinagar. For his commendable performance he was awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 1990.
On promotion to the rank of Air Vice Marshal the Air Officer held the key appointments of Additional Assistant Chief of the Air Staff (Operations) and Director of Intelligence. While holding these appointments he carried out a complete update of our adversary's capabilities and disseminated the same to all concerned. On promotion to Air Marshal rank, the Air Officer was appointed Senior Air Staff Officer (SASO) of Central Air Command, where he excelled in bringing realism to electronic warfare training. He was personally involved in a night para drop exercise of a Battalion Group, which culminated very successfully. He was later appointed Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C) of South Western Air Command (SWAC). His proposal for operational re-deployment and re-organisation of SWAC units was accepted by Air HQ and is being implemented. He was also tasked to carry out an in-depth review of Logistics Management in IAF. He has produced a policy document to reorganise the entire logistics branch and its functions, which is under study at Air HQ. In Jun 1994, the Air Officer was appointed AOC-in-C Western Air Command (WAC). Air Marshal Satish Kumar Sareen, AVSM, VM has thus rendered distinguished service of most exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19950126|