|Service No & Branch||8665 F(P)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- --||Commissioned: 01 Aug 1964||Course: 89/90 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 15 Aug 1974|
|Google the Bharat Rakshak Website for : "S M Ghatate"|
|Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)|
|Flt Lt||Shridhar Madhav Ghatate||8665 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Shridhar Madhav Ghatate as a Senior Pilot of a Fighter Bomber Squadron, flew twelve operational missions, and destroyed two enemy tanks and a number of vehicles. On two occasions, when his aircraft was hit by ground fire, he brought his aircraft back to base with almost no fuel and thus saved two operational aircraft. He set an example to the Pilots by his courage in hitting the enemy positions despite heavy ground fire and by pressing home attacks in complete disregard to his personal safety.
Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Shridhar Madhav Ghatate displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.
|Unit : 101 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972|