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Air Commodore Satya Sagar Sahgal

Service No & Branch 3777 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 01 Jan 1950 Course: 1 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1980 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 04 Jul 1950Flt Lt : 04 Jul 1954Sqn Ldr : 04 Jul 1961Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967
Acting Gp Capt : 09 Jun 1972Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1974Acting Air Cmde : 13 Apr 1976Air Cmde : 01 Oct 1977
Training and Other Courses Attended
17 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1977
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

02 Jan 1972 - 12 Apr 1976Gp CaptAir Force Technical CollegeJalahalli Commandant
13 Apr 1976 - 02 Jan 1977Air CmdeAir Force Technical CollegeJalahalli Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeSatya Sagar Sahgal3777 AEMAward Date 26 Jan 1977Announced 26 Jan 1977
Details :

Air Commodore Satya Sagar Sahgal (3777) was commissioned in Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch of the Indian Air Force in January, 1950. He was in command of Air Force Technical Collage from 1972. During the three years of his stay in the College as Commandant, he has, by his personal example of hard work and single, minded, devotion to duty, inspired the personnel of the College to a very high degree of effectiveness. He has put in immense effort in motivating the staff to give off their best and produce results far beyond normal expectations. He has been an ideal commander in practically all spheres of activities.

In the professional field, he has always had an excellent record. Early in his tenure as the Commandant, he realised the needs of the Air Force and instituted progressive changes in the syllabi and the practical training activities of the trainees, to meet such requirements. He was a member of the Technical Training Team instituted by the Chief of the Air Staff for improving the Technical Training in the Indian Air Force. Not only did he contribute immensely to the findings and recommendations of the Team, but also undertook follow├é┬şup action in a number of areas which were really those of other agencies. Under the guidance of Headquarters Training Command, he compiled the job specifications, course objectives etc. for the Aeronautical Engineering and Aeronautical Inspection Courses and, based on these, compiled extremely exhaustive and practically oriented syllabi. This would go a long way in giving a solid foundation to the future Aeronautical Engineering Branches. Also he has been the driving spirit behind the setting up of Resources Libraries and objective oriented projects for the trainees.

His achievements in the field of administration have been no less conspicuous. The works services that he visualised and undertook in the College to improve the training environment, living conditions of the trainee officers are praise worthy.

His overall performance as an administrator, organiser and above all an officer fired with the ambition to give his very best at all times has been impressive. With long working hours and sustained hard work, he has set an example of utter devotion to duty. His cool imaginative leadership and determined approach to keep training at a high standard has inspired his subordinates to a high pitch of efficiency.

Air Commodore Satya Sagar Sahgal has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19770126
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