Group Captain Mohan Badami was commissioned in the Flying Branch (Navigator) of the Indian Air Force on 1st June, 1950. He has served in several transport and maritime squadrons, and on the staff of a Command Headquarters. He was also the Staff Officer to the Chief of the Air Staff. He took over as Joint Director (Intelligence) at Air Headquarters in December, 1970. He successfully completed all the tasks allotted to him. He ensured that all security policy directives were disseminated to all units well in time. The Security Inspection team visits to most of the units were completed during the emergency period. This helped in inculcating a high degree of security consciousness amongst the personnel of the Units.
Throughout, Group Captain Mohan Badami has rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.