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Air Vice Marshal Subash Chander Madan

Service No 5965 Branch AE(L)
Date of Birth: 02 Oct 1938
Date Commissioned 20 Jun 1960 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Oct 1994
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Nov 1979Acting Gp Capt : 01 Nov 1983Gp Capt : 19 Oct 1984Air Cmde : 01 Aug 1988
AVM : 25 Apr 1991
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Nov 1976 - Wg Cdr8 Ground Training School Commanding Officer 1st
- Gp Capt9 Base Repair DepotPune Commanding Officer
30 Nov 1987 - 01 Jul 1990Air Cmde7 Base Repair DepotTughlakabad Air Officer Commanding
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Systems
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrSubash Chander Madan5965 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1980Announced 26 Jan 1980
Details :

Wing Commander Subash Chander Madan took over as the first Commanding Officer of No. 8 Ground Training School, Air Force in November, 1976. He was assigned a challenging job of forming a Ground Training School for Pechora complex. With only a short period of two months ahead for the com mencement of the full fledged course comprising 50 officers and 452 airmen to be trained on the newly acquired sophisticated SAGW system, this officer took up the challenge and embarked on the completion of the colossal task of setting up the class rooms, a large 'secret' library, training aids of large dimensions, deployment of combat equipment in a far flung area, accommodation for specialist vehicles and above all meticulous drawing up of detailed syllabi on the vast and varied subjects embracing various faculties.

This tremendous task involved detailed planning and prompt execution at all levels. Wing Commander Madan's impeccable professional knowledge, profound capacity for organisation and qualities of leadership with characteristic vigour, zeal and determination are of such high order that he successfully attained the goal in a superb manner working almost round the clock, thus paving the way for the commencement of the course as programmed.

Inspired by his personal example, enthusiasm and devotion to duty, officers and men under his command cheerfully worked extra time with him. He commanded the respect and absolute loyalty and confidence of those placed under him, while being trusted and commended by his superiors. So far, three special GW courses have successfully passed out comprising 117 officers and 1000 airmen of different groups, with brilliant academic and professional acumen. Besides, three short term courses for Senior Commanders have also been conducted under his able guidance. As a part of training, Wing Commander Madan executed several mobility exercises of the entire convoy of the complex without any mishap.

Within a short span of its inception, No. 8 Ground Training School, Air Force has found a place for itself among the foremost training institutions in the IAF. The significance, reputation and achievements of this institution have attained recognition under Wing Com mander Madan's stewardship. It is looked upon with faith as a result oriented organisa tion for consultancy service in so far as the Surface to Air Guided Weapon of the Air De fence Ground Environment System is concerned. Rashtrapati is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wing Commander Subash Chander Madan for his distinguished and exemplary service of a high order

Unit : 8 GTS
Reference : GoI19800126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSubash Chander Madan5965 AELAward Date 26 Jan 1990Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Air Commodore Subhash Chander Madan VSM (5965) Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) was commissioned in June 60, and has been Air Officer Commanding a vital Base Repair Depot, since Nov 87.

Air Cmde Madan has had a distinguished career spanning 28 years, during which he has, throughout displayed technical expertise and competence of the highest order, especially on Guided Weapon Systems.

As Air Officer Commanding the Base Repair Depot, Air Cmde Madan totally identified himself with the objectives and requirements of the Depot and was able to forge a close­knit team, fully conscious of its collective aim. Under his leadership, the Depot recorded an allround growth in technological facilities. In recognition of this, the Depot was adjudged as the Joint Winner of the 'Best Base Repair Depot Trophy' for 1987-88, followed in 1988-89 as the sole Winner of the 'Best Base Repair Depot Trophy' and Runners­up for the 'Best Administered Unit Trophy'.

The capability of handling unforeseen situation displayed by the Air Office in voluntarily undertaking emergency repairs of RSBN, even without adequate technological experience and facilities, was of the highest order.

During 1988-89, the depot was allotted a task of giving six Missiles Guidance Radars (MGRs). Air Cmde Madan went about the task in a truly professional manner and not only met, but exceeded the target, by producing seven Missile Guidance Radars. A remarkable aspect of this achievement was that a steady production rate was maintained throughout the tasked year.

By his dedication to duty, outstanding technological merit and qualities of leadership, Air Commodore Subhash Chander Madan VSM has rendered distinguished service of exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19900126