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Air Commodore Arun Vasant Sathaye

Service No & Branch 9039 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 25 Dec 1964 Course: 91 Course Entry Mode : Direct
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1997
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Mar 1988
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Plt Offr

Sqn Ldr
Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
15 Oct 1966 - Fg OffrNo.22 SquadronBareilly Squadron Pilot
30 Dec 1982 - 30 Dec 1984Wg CdrNo.32 SquadronHindon/ Jodhpur Commanding Officer
24 Jun 1991 - 26 Jun 1992Gp Capt8 Care and Maintenance UnitBakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc Station Commander
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vir Chakra
Flt LtArun Vasant Sathaye9039 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Arun Vasant Sathaye as a senior pilot of a FighterBomber Squadron, was detailed as a member of four aircraft strike mission over an airfield on 4th December 1971. He carried out two successful attacks despite heavy ground fire. During his first attack, he destroyed a building and while pulling out noticed an aircraft parked in the adjoining area. He went in for the second attack on the enemy bomber aircraft, which was being refueled. After attacking the aircraft, he saw huge flames near the aircraft and also a column of smoke going up.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Arun Vasant Sathaye displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 32 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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