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Air Vice Marshal Subhash Madanmohan Hundiwala

Service No 6351 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth: 22 Dec 1939
Date Commissioned 19 Dec 1961 Course 80 Course
Service End Retired on 08 Jul 1995
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Mar 1980Acting Gp Capt : 06 Feb 1984Gp Capt : 30 Nov 1984Air Cmde : 01 Feb 1989
AVM : 18 Oct 1993
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Feb 1971 - 02 May 1974Sqn LdrNo.104 Helicopter UnitSarsawa CO
- AVMTraining CommandBangalore SOA
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal
Flt LtSubhash Madanmohan Hundiwala6351 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1966
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Subhash Madanmohan Hundiwala has been a helicopter pilot in Ladakh since November, 1963. Since then he has flown 430 hours on operational sorties in that area. In spite of hazards of flying over difficult and mountainous terrain of Ladakh, he has always volunteered for difficult missions allotted to the unit.

On 18th May, 1965, Flight Lieutenant Hundiwala undertook four sorties in adverse weather conditions to evacuate Army casualties from Kargil.

On 28th May, 1965, while on a sortie to evacuate a serious casualty from a place in the Karakoram ranges, he experienced an engine flame out of the engine; yet skillfully handling the helicopter, he successfully carried out a force landing on a helipad located at a height of 15,000 feet. Throughout the tenure of his duties in Ladakh, this officer has carried out difficult missions assigned to him and has displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty which are in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th February 1966 - No.14-Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966
Bar to Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrSubhash Madanmohan Hundiwala6351 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

Squadron Leader Subhash Madanmohan Hundiwala has been commanding a helicopter unit since February, 1971. In April, 1971, he was assigned an important and difficult task which necessitated airlifting of men and stores at a very short notice. Nearly 600 hours of flying effort was put in by his Detachment within a short span of 40 days, of which over 400 hours were flown during the first 15 days. In carrying out a task of such magnitude, he displayed leadership, organizing ability and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : 104 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th May 1973 - No.27 - Pres/73 dated 26th January 1972