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Air Marshal Ramesh Chandra Mahadik

Service No 8570 Branch ADM
Date of Birth: 23 Dec 1943
Date Commissioned 27 Jun 1964 Course 30 GDOC Course
Service End Retired on 31 Dec 2003
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Acting Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1996AVM : 18 Feb 1998
Air Marshal : 01 Jul 2001
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
01 Oct 1996 - 01 Feb 1998Air Cmde23 Equipment DepotAvadi AOC
- AVMCentral Air CommandAllahabad SOA
- AVMWestern Air CommandDelhi SOA
01 Feb 1998 - 01 Sep 1999AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Works)
01 Jul 2001 - 31 Dec 2003Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi AOA
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtRamesh Chandra Mahadik8570 ADMAward Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 230 SU
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeRamesh Chandra Mahadik8570 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 1997Announced 26 Jan 1997
Details :

Air Commodore RC Mahadik was commissioned on 27 Jun 64 as a Fighter Controller in Administrative Branch. He is one of the first few controllers to earn 'A' category. He has held many important assignments which include Senior Operations Officer of an Air Defence Direction Centre, Inspector in Directorate of Air Staff Inspection and Joint Director Air Defence (Ground Environment) at Air Headquarters. In the last assignment he was instrumental in making the QRs for Futuristic Automatic Data Handling Systems, conducting trials of Control and Reporting Centre (CRC) networking, and selection of low level radars for CRCs. He was appointed Chief Administrative Officer of Air Force Station Pune in Dec 93.

He wasted no time in plunging himself deeply into the job so that a sound administrative support was set up to create a safe flying environment. Whether it was airfield maintenance or welfare of the men working on the machines, Air Cmde Mahadik left no stones unturned to ensure that they were given the requisite support to the full satisfaction of the operators. In the field of work services, it was his sole initiative which saw the conversion of old buildings into comfortable dwellings with a fresh life of another 20 to 25 years at minimal cost. Air Cmde Mahadik ensured healthy growth of all the non-public funds. These were used very judiciously to improve the quality of life in the station.

For distinguished services of high order, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Air Commodore RC Mahadik.

Unit : 2 Wing
Reference : GoI19970126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMRamesh Chandra Mahadik8570 ADMAward Date 26 Jan 2001Announced 26 Jan 2001
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Ramesh Chandra Mahadik, VSM (8570) Adm was commissioned in the Administrative Branch on 27 Jun 64. During 30 years of distinguished service he has held varied key appointments such as Commanding Officer, Chief Operations Officer and Joint Director Air Defence. For his dedicated and result­oriented performance as a fighter controller, he was awarded the Commendation by the CAS and Mention­inDespatches during 1965 and 1971.

As Chief Admin officer of a major fighter base his professional and methodical approach reflected itself in a perceptible improvement in al spheres of administrative activities. His innovative approach in creating infrastructure facilities for Malaysian Air Force trainees and recommendations for Russian Warranty Team resulted in his being awarded the VSM.

After a tenure as Air Officer Commanding of an Equipment Depot, he was posted to Air HQ as ACAS Works, where he was instrumental in bringing about major changes in budgetary allocations and more effective management of funds. He interacted with engineers, contractors and vendors to evolve a work ethos of quality consciousness. He ensured that construction work was completed in a compressed time frame. During the Kargil Conflict, his personal involvement and interaction at the highest level with engineers, trade sources, Border Road Organisation and MOD ensured availability of additional funds, machinery, material and manpower to front line bases immediately after outbreak of the conflict.

He took over as SOA Central Air Command in Sep 99. He set out his task with a clear vision to bring about the desired improvements in AVSM 2001 all facets of administrative activities at Bases and Units under Central Air Command. He gave a new impetus to the development of an efficient and effective work culture through developing inter­action between engineers and executives at all levels of functioning. His professional and aggressive approach has led to resolving a number of outstanding problems of encroachment removal.

The officer displays mental resilience for accepting new challenges and working under pressure with equanimity and has set benchmarks for devotion and achieving organization goals.

Air Vice Marshal Ramesh Chandra Mahadik, VSM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI20010126