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Air Marshal Idandas Werhoma Sabhaney

Service No & Branch 2607 AE(L) (Orig: SIGS)
Date of Birth: 28 Aug 1921 Commissioned: 12 Sep 1943 Course:
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1978 Superannuated Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 15 Aug 1948Flt Lt : 12 Sep 1949Sqn Ldr : 12 Sep 1956Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1962
Acting Gp Capt : 12 Nov 1963Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1967Acting Air Cmde : 04 Apr 1968Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1970
Acting AVM : 29 Dec 1973Air Marshal : 21 Sep 1976
Training and Other Courses Attended
6 NDC (Gp Capt) - 01 Dec 1966
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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

10 Jul 1958 - 03 Nov 1962Wg Cdr3 Ground Training SchoolJalahalli Commanding Officer
- Air CmdeEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
02 Apr 1968 - 14 Aug 1972Air CmdeMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Systems
- 31 Aug 1978Air MarshalPSO: Maintenance, Air HQDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeIdandas Werhoma Sabhaney2607 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Air Commodore Idandas Werhomal Sabhaney was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1943. He has held various important staff and command appointments with distinction. He attended Signals Officers Radar Course in the U.K. in 1949 and also the National Defence College Course in 1966-67. He has been the Senior Technical Staff Officer at a Command Headquarters since April 1968. He has evolved and introduced a form of production planning and control suited to Air Force conditions. This technique has brought about considerable improvement in the output of the Base Repair Depots.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19710126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalIdandas Werhoma Sabhaney2607 SIGAward Date 26 Jan 1979Announced 26 Jan 1979
Details :

Air Marshal Idandas Warhomal Sabhaney was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1943 and served till August, 1978. During his long service career, he held various important assignments with distinction. An Electronics Engineer by profession, and an Associate Member of the British Institute of Radio Engineers, he brought to bear his technical acumen and professional skill on the maintenance aspect of the Indian Air Force. As Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance, his contribution to the augmentation of production at Base Repair Depots and planning of aircraft serviceability immensely enhanced the flying capability of the entire fleet of aircraft in the Indian Air Force. His significant contribution included embracing of all facets of technology and logistics in the Indian Air Force in a scientific and methodical manner. His profound sense of judgment, organisational capability and realistic planning helped in better utilisation of aircraft with available resources.

Air Marshal Idandas Warhomal Sabhaney has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19790126
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