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Air Commodore Mahinder Dev Khanna

Service No & Branch 10526 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 17 Jul 1946 Commissioned: 29 Oct 1966 Course: 96 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jul 2002 Superannuated Died on 03 Jun 2009 (63 Years age) Nick Name : Maddu
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Aircraft Flown: Vampire, Hunter, Gnat, MiG-21, MiG-23
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1989Air Cmde : 16 Aug 1996
Badges Qualified
 
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Gp Capt
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
29 Oct 1966 - 01 May 1967Plt OffrNo.221 SquadronPune Squadron Pilot
01 May 1967 - 01 Oct 1969Fg OffrNo.37 SquadronHasimara Squadron Pilot
01 Oct 1969 - 31 Dec 1976Flt LtNo.2 SquadronAmbala/ Srinagar Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1977 - 30 Dec 1980Flt LtNo.29 SquadronJamnagar Squadron Pilot
30 Dec 1980 - 11 Apr 1982Sqn LdrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Flight Commander
12 Apr 1982 - 01 Oct 1983Sqn LdrNo.221 SquadronHalwara Flight Commander
01 Oct 1983 - 01 Sep 1986Wg CdrTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentJamnagar Directing Staff
01 Sep 1986 - 01 Oct 1988Wg CdrIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
01 Oct 1988 - 11 Jun 1989Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi Joint Director (Offensive Operations)
12 Jun 1989 - 01 Jul 1991Gp CaptNo.35 SquadronBareilly Commanding Officer
04 Jul 1990 - 01 Apr 1991Gp CaptCollege of CombatMhow HCC
01 Apr 1992 - 01 Jun 1993Gp CaptSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur Ops 1A
01 Jun 1993 - 31 Jul 1996Gp Capt33 Signal UnitJodhpur Station Commander
16 Aug 1996 - 27 Dec 1998Air CmdeCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Deputy Commandant
04 Jan 1999 - 16 Jul 2000Air Cmde1 WingSrinagar Air Officer Commanding
 
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Additional Notes

Remarks: Memories by spouse Note added: 2017-08-29
My (late) husband was generally known as Maddu. He took over 35 Sqn after we came back from Iraq deputation. It was a daunting task as there were three streams of people-- the fighters, the transport pilots and the navigators. When we came , there were many ego clashes and the squadron spirit was missing. But Maddu had that special ability to bring all 'warring' factions together and by the time we left, the squadron spirit and the joi de vivre were back in full force , inspite of an unfortunate Canberra accident where both the pilot and the navigator lost their lives.The way we wives and the squadron hierarchy looked after the grieving widows will, Im sure, remain in their hearts forever. It has been with me for more than 30 years and I cherish it with all my heart.

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