|Service No & Branch||12943 F(P)||Stream :Fighters|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 22 Jan 1972||Course: 107 Course||Entry Mode : NDA|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 May 1997||Flying Hours : 2341||Nick Name : Dee/ Deepak|
|Qualifications Held :||Instructor Rating: NA|
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|02 Aug 1970 - 16 Dec 1970||Flt Cdt||Elementary Flying School||Bidar||Cadet|
|02 Jan 1971 - 12 Jun 1971||Flt Cdt||Air Force Flying College||Jodhpur||Trainee Pilot|
|01 Aug 1971 - 22 Jan 1972||Flt Cdt||Fighter Training Wing||Hakimpet||Trainee Pilot|
|07 Feb 1972 - 05 Mar 1972||Plt Offr||Operational Training Unit||Jamnagar||Trainee Pilot|
|06 Mar 1972 - 08 May 1973||Plt Offr||No.14 Squadron||Kalaikunda||Squadron Pilot|
|09 May 1973 - 30 Jun 1974||Fg Offr||No.45 Squadron||Bareilly||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Jul 1974 - 14 Jun 1981||Flt Lt||No.4 Squadron||Tezpur/ Bareilly/ Ha||Squadron Pilot|
|15 Jun 1981 - 04 Apr 1982||Flt Lt||No.220 Squadron||Jodhpur||Squadron Pilot|
|04 Apr 1982 - 22 Aug 1982||Flt Lt||No.4 Squadron||Pune||Squadron Pilot|
|23 Aug 1982 - 04 Apr 1985||Sqn Ldr||No.21 Squadron||Pune||Flight Commander|
|05 Apr 1985 - 27 Jul 1985||Sqn Ldr||France AF||Paris||Mirage MCF|
|28 Jul 1985 - 31 Dec 1985||Sqn Ldr||No.7 Squadron||Gwalior||Squadron Pilot|
|01 Jan 1986 - 23 Apr 1988||Sqn Ldr||No.1 Squadron||Gwalior||Flight Commander|
|24 Apr 1988 - 07 Aug 1988||Sqn Ldr||40 Wing||Maharajpur (Gwalior)||SFSIO|
|08 Aug 1988 - 03 Jun 1990||Wg Cdr||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Deputy Director (Air Defence)|
|04 Jun 1990 - 28 Jun 1993||Wg Cdr||No.2215 Squadron||Halwara||Commanding Officer|
|29 Jun 1993 - 01 Mar 1994||Wg Cdr||Western Air Command||Delhi||Ops 1D|
|01 Mar 1994 - 31 May 1997||Gp Capt||Western Air Command||Delhi||Command Air Defence Officer|
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|Vishist Seva Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Deepak Sawhney||12943 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1995||Announced 26 Jan 1995|
|Details :|| |
Wg Cdr Deepak Sawhney was commissioned on 22 January 1972 in the Flying branch of the IAF. A Fighter Combat Leader, he is qualified on MiG-23 BN and Mirage 2000 aircraft. During 1986-89 he was the Flight Commander of a Mirage 2000 Squadron and was most effectively in carrying out all supervisory duties. In addition, he also flew 600 hrs on the Mirage ac during this tenure. He has 2400 hrs of accident free flying to his credit.
Wg Cdr D Sawhney was selected to command a Pechora missile sqn located at one of the premier operational bases in Western Air Command (WAC). Just prior to his taking over the squadron, the unit had been inspected and declared non-operational. Despite having no previous experience on the Pechora systems, Wg Cdr Sawhney was able to identify the weaknesses of his unit and initiate remedial measures. Due to his unstinted efforts, pragmatic approach to problems and dynamic leadership he brought about a sea change in the operational capability of the squadron. From non-operational squadron the unit transformed under his guidance into the Best Pechora Squadron in WAC.
During Wg Cdr Sawhney's tenure the squadron participated in three live firing camps at the missile firing range. The firing on all three occasions was a complete success.
Wg Cdr Sawhney has been on the staff of HQ Western Air Command since 01 Jul. 93. He has been instrumental in evaluating the effectiveness of BAP-100 runway denial weapons as well as evolving a precise procedure for providing offensive air support by night on targets which are not illuminated.
For distinguished service of high order, the President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wg Cdr Deepak Sawhney.
|Unit : WAC|
|Reference : GoI19950126|