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Air Marshal Satish Chandra Lal

Service No & Branch 3793 AE(L) (Orig: SIGS)
Date of Birth: 19 Dec 1927 Commissioned: 01 Jan 1950 Course: 4 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 1985 Superannuated Died on 30 Aug 2020 (93 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 01 Jan 1952Flt Lt : 01 Jan 1956Sqn Ldr : 01 Jan 1963Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1967
Acting Gp Capt : 01 May 1974Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1973Acting Air Cmde : 11 Nov 1974Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1976
Acting AVM : 08 Feb 1978AVM : 01 May 1979Acting Air Marshal : 27 Jul 1981Air Marshal : 22 Mar 1982
C-in-C : 01 Feb 1985
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Nov 1958 - 15 Oct 1959Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi 
27 Aug 1959 - Flt LtAir Force Technical CollegeCoimbatore 
16 Oct 1959 - Flt Lt3 WingPalam (Delhi) 
- Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director Plans (ADGES)
- 26 Jul 1981AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Porject Director Radar & Communication Project Office
08 Feb 1978 - 30 Aug 1980AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Systems
27 Jul 1981 - Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Porject Director Radar & Communication Project Office
01 Sep 1982 - 31 Jan 1985Air MarshalPSO: Maintenance, Air HQDelhi Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance
01 Feb 1985 - 31 Dec 1985Air MarshalMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSatish Chandra Lal3793 AELAward Date 26 Jan 1983Announced 26 Jan 1983
Details :

Air Marshal Satish Chandra Lal was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in Technical Signals Branch, now Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics), in the year 1950.

A competent Technical Officer and a versatile field Engineer, he has excelled particularly in Installation and System Engineering activities. He served with distinction first as Director of Plans Air Defence Ground Environment System and later as Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Systems).

In 1981 he was specially selected to join the Radar and Communication Project Organisation, a Systems Engineering Group entrusted with the responsibility of planning, installation and commissioning of reliable and secure tropo, micro-wave and Radar Facilities in the Air Defence Ground Environment System. By displaying a high degree of initiative backed by sound technical knowledge and experience, he was able to complete the task of site survey and system engineering of far flung, remote and inaccessible mountainous areas of our country as per prescribed time schedule. Similarly in the selection, installation and commissioning of High Power Radars and associated peripherals, he effectively organised the installation and maintenance teams to undertake activities in the field.

Air Marshal Satish Chandra Lal has thus rendered distinguished service of exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19830126
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