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Air Commodore Aniruddh Prabhakar Kaduskar

Service No & Branch 15189 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 28 Dec 1977 Course: 120 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 14 Aug 2007 Voluntary Retirement Flying Hours : 4000
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Aircraft Flown: Gnat, Ajeet, HT-2, Kiran MK-I, Kiran MK-II, Mirage-2000, MiG-21
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1994Gp Capt : 01 Dec 2001Air Cmde : 11 Jun 2007
Training and Other Courses Attended
51 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Dec 197680 APFIC (Flt Lt) - 01 Dec 198550 DSSC (Wg Cdr) - 29 Apr 1995
Badges Qualified
 
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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
01 Jun 1979 - 31 Oct 1981Fg OffrNo.22 SquadronBagdogra Squadron Pilot
01 Nov 1981 - 31 May 1985Fg OffrNo.18 SquadronSrinagar Squadron Pilot
01 Jan 1986 - 30 Nov 1989Flt LtElementary Flying SchoolBidar Flying Instructor
01 Dec 1989 - 31 May 1994Sqn LdrNo.1 SquadronGwalior Squadron Pilot
01 May 1995 - 31 May 1996Wg Cdr27 WingBhuj SFSIO
01 May 1995 - 31 May 1996Wg Cdr27 WingBhuj Chief Operations Officer
01 Jun 1996 - 30 Mar 1997Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
31 Mar 1997 - 20 Sep 1998Wg CdrNo.23 SquadronSuratgarh Commanding Officer
01 Apr 2000 - 30 Jun 2001Wg CdrAdv HQ, SWACPune Ops Officer
01 Aug 2001 - 30 Sep 2002Gp CaptElectronic Warfare RangeMaharajpur (Gwalior) Commandant
26 Oct 2002 - 29 Jul 2007Gp CaptPresident's SecretariatDelhi Deputy Military Secretary
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptAniruddh Prabhakar Kaduskar15189 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2004Announced 26 Jan 2004
Details :

Group Captain Anirudh Prabhakar Kaduskar (15189) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Flying Branch of the IAF on 28 Dec 1977 as a Fighter Pilot. He has a total of over 3000 h of accident-free flying on fighter aircraft. He is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College. He is also a Qualified Flying Instructor with over 1200 h of instructional flying to his credit. During his 26 years of distinguished service, he has held various field and staff appointments, which include Chief Operations Officer at a premier fighter base, Commandant of Electronic Warfare Range at Gwalior and Directing Staff at Defence Services Staff College. Presently, he is posted as Deputy Military Secretary to the President of India since 11 Oct 2002. He was commended by AOC-in-C, Training Command in Jan 1990 and by the CAS in 1994.

As the Deputy Military Secretary to the President, Gp Capt Kaduskar is responsible for coordinating all the functions and ceremonies at Rashtrapati Bhavan and also all the functions in Delhi as well as outside Delhi. In addition, the officer also co-ordinates other engagements of the President; viz., calls by various individuals/groups of people in consultation with the personal cell of the President. Over the period of last eleven months, he has performed these duties in an exemplary manner with sincerity, patience and devotion. He is meticulous and incisive, possesses sound judgment, which is obvious in his careful planning & execution of the President's tours to all the states of the country. He displays excellent leadership qualities while working together with the other military staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan; viz, the AsDC and JCO AsDC to the President, the President's Bodyguard and the Ceremonial Section, Tour section and the Invitation Section. Ever willing to take on additional responsibilities, the officer maintains a very high level of rapport with all the other security/civilian/military staff of the Presi dent's Secretariat. While exercising abundant care and caution in discharging his duties, the officer displays courage, tact and discretion. He is lively, warm, affable and possesses impeccable manners.

For his exemplary conduct, professional approach and distinguished service of high order, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Group Captain Anirudh Prabhakar Kaduskar.

Unit : Office of President of In
Reference : GoI20040126
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