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Group Captain Sandip Sud

Service No & Branch 15685 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Jun 1979 Course: 123 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 2008 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Sqn Ldr : 15 Jun 1990Wg Cdr : 26 Aug 1996Gp Capt : 01 Jan 2003
Training and Other Courses Attended
54 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1978
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

06 Jun 1997 - 18 Jun 1999Wg CdrNo.223 SquadronAdampur Commanding Officer
27 Nov 2000 - Wg CdrNo.3001 SquadronBhatinda Commanding Officer
01 Aug 2003 - 20 Apr 2005Gp Capt41 WingJaisalmer Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Yudh Seva Medal
Wg CdrSandip Sud15685 F(P)Award Date 15 Aug 1999Announced 15 Aug 1999
Details :

Wing Commander Sandip Sud (15685) Flying (Pilot) was the Commanding Officer of MiG-29 Squadron. He handed over the command of the Sqn on 18 Jun 99.

The Sqn was inducted to Air Force Station Awantipur on 13 May 99 under his command. During Operation Safed Sagar, he actively planned and trained his Squadron personnel for air operations. It was his leadership, dedication and sincerity that brought up the Squadron to very high standards of professionalism. He was instrumental in formulating new tactics of Area Cap for the requirement of providing Air Defence cover to Strike missions in the target area. These tactics proved to be most effective deterrent against enemy aircraft resulting in air superiority in the target area. He ensured brainstorming and debrief sessions to evolve better tactics for Air Defence of the target area. As a sincere professional pilot, he himself volunteered to undertake important missions, thus setting an example to all the pilots of the Sqn. He flew 15 missions during Operation Safed Sagar.

For his professionalism, leadership, exceptional devotion and outstanding work, the Hon'ble President is pleased to award 'Yudh Seva Medal' to Wg Cdr Sandip Sud.

Unit : 223 Sqn
Reference : GoI19990815
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