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|Date of Birth:|
|Date Commissioned||26 May 1962||Course||81 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 30 Nov 1977|
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|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Fg Offr||Sadanand Ramchandra Pedagaonkar||6524 GD(P)||Award Date||Announced 01 Jan 1967|
|Details :|| |
Fg. Offr. Sadanand Ramchandra Pedgaonkar has been serving with a transport squadron engaged in airlift operations in NEFA and Nagaland sine May 1962. During the course of about 3 years, he has flown over 2000 hours, of which about 1500 hours have been on operations. He has successfully carried out landings and air dropping operations in many advance landing grounds and dropping zones. At times, when the exigencies of service so demanded, he flew as many as six to seven sorties a day. He flew over 180 hours in about a month's time during the Chinese aggression in 1962.
Throughout, Fg. Offr. Pedgaonkar displayed courage and devotion to duty.
|Unit : 49 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th January, 1967- No.102 - Pres/66 dated 31st December 1966|