Awards for CAC


A total of 7 Awards are listed.
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
AVM Maurice Barker 1691 F(P)Unit : CAC  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details : AIR VICE MARSHAL MAURICE BARKER (1691) F (P) : During the recent Indo-Pakistan war, Air Vice Marshal Barker's Command [Central Air Command] was responsible for all bomber, transport and maritime operations. Despite having been in the Command for a relatively short period of time. Air Vice Marshal Barker was able to organise his forces and control them most effectively. Under his guidance) the bomber force kept up a continuous series of attacks by night on strategic targets deep in enemy territory, both in East and West Pakistan. Later, with the neutralisation of the Pakistan Air Force in the East) his bombers played an important role in supporting our land forces by day in that area. The bombers were also used to very good effect against targets in support of the Army along the Western border. On the transport side, Air Vice Marshal Barker collaborated with Eastern Air Command to enable the latter to launch a very successful airborne operation in East Pakistan. The speed and efficiency with which the operation was mounted, and the good results achieved by it, testify to the high quality of planning and staff work that was put into it by Air Vice Marshal Barker and his staff. Likewise, valuable air support was given by the units under his control to the Navy in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. In. undertaking the numerous and vital tasks of his Command, Air Vice Marshal Barker displayed a ready understanding of operational plans and problems, and organising ability and determination in dealing with them. His tact and personal leadership contributed much to the success of his Command's operations. He rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
Reference: Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972 

Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Swaroop Krishna Kaul 4721 F(P)Unit : CAC  Award Date 26 Jan 92 Announced 26 Jan 92
Details : AOC-in-C CAC
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Shashindra Pal Tyagi 8130 F(P)Unit : CAC  Award Date 26 Jan 03 Announced 26 Jan 03
Details : AOC-in-C CAC
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Jaspal Singh Gujral 11300 F(P)Unit : CAC  Award Date 26 Jan 06 Announced 26 Jan 06
Details : AOC-in-C CAC
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air Marshal Gurdip Singh Kochar 13149 F(P)Unit : CAC  Award Date 26 Jan 11 Announced 26 Jan 11
Details : AOC-in-C CAC
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp Capt Prem Pal Singh 3871 F(P)Unit : CAC  Award Date 26 Jan 72 Announced 26 Jan 72
Details : Air I, Air Ops, CAC HQ
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Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn Ldr Kollagunta Sambamurthi Chandrasekhar 4962 F(P)Unit : CAC  Award Date Announced 26 Jan 73
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Squadron Leader Kollagunta Sambamurthi Chandrasekhar has been on the posted strength of Headquarters Central Air Command since May, 1970. On re-organisation of Command Headquarters in July, 1971, he was reposted as Command Maritime Officer. Immediately before the commencement of the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, when the tension in the sub continent was mounting, it was due to his extreme hard work that Headquarters Central Air Command and Headquarters Maritime Air Operations geared up sufficiently to cope with any demands of the Indian Navy. During the Operations, he volunteered for regular Canberra flying and, while on attachment to a bomber squadron, he carried out six operational missions. Throughout his career he has shown a high sense of duty, capacity for sustained hard work and cheerful acceptance of onerous tasks.

Squadron Leader Kollagunta Sambamurthi Chandrasekhar has always placed the interests of the service before his own and has shown an example of loyalty and devotion well beyond the normal call of duty.

Reference: Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973 

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