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Air Marshal Dinanath Ramchander Nadkarni

Service No 5587 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 17 Oct 1937
Date Commissioned 19 Dec 1958 Course 73 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Oct 1995
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jul 1978Wg Cdr (TS) : 05 Jan 1981Air Cmde : 25 Oct 1987AVM : 01 Nov 1990
Air Marshal : 31 Dec 1993
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

21 Aug 1976 - 20 Jan 1979Wg CdrNo. 3 SquadronPathankot CO
28 Jul 1979 - 21 Sep 1980Wg CdrNo. 14 Squadron CO
08 Jan 1987 - 01 Jan 1989Air Cmde7 WingAmbala AOC
07 Jul 1994 - 31 Oct 1995Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi IG(FS)
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrDinanath Ramchander Nadkarni5587 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1970
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Squadron Leader Dinanath Nadkarni has flown over 2,000 hours, His performance in flying has been outstanding. While comparatively junior, he became a member of the only Aerobatic Team of the I.A.F. During his last 4 years' stay in an operational Squadron, he has flown a total of 955 sorties, out of which 112 sortie were by night. He has always volunteered for the most difficult task in the Squadron whether in the air or on the ground. His courage, leadership and initiative have been a source of inspiration to all the men in the Squadron.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Dinanath Nadkarni displayed courage, leadership and initiative.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 25th April 1970 - No.16 - Pres/70 dated 26th January 1970
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptDinanath Ramchander Nadkarni5587 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1982Announced 26 Jan 1982
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalDinanath Ramchander Nadkarni5587 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1996Announced 26 Jan 1996
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