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Air Marshal Sukh Dev Mohan

Service No & Branch 4789 F(P) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 23 Apr 1934 Commissioned: 06 Nov 1954 Course: 64 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1992 Superannuated Died on 28 Jan 2022 (88 Years age)
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 06 Nov 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1974Acting Gp Capt : 20 Jun 1977Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1978
Acting Air Cmde : 13 Apr 1981AVM : 03 Nov 1986Air Marshal : 03 Jul 1989C-in-C : 13 May 1991
Training and Other Courses Attended
6 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Jun 19537 PAI (Flt Lt) - 02 Feb 19616 LDMC (Wg Cdr) - 30 Jun 197624 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1984
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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

- 01 Dec 1970Sqn LdrIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
06 Oct 1971 - 03 Mar 1974Wg CdrNo.23 SquadronPathankot Commanding Officer
10 Apr 1976 - 13 Jun 1977Wg Cdr9 Forward Base Support UnitUdhampur Commanding Officer
- Gp Capt20 WingBagdogra Station Commander
- Air CmdeCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air-I
14 Jul 1986 - 30 Jun 1989AVMNational Defence CollegeDelhi Senior Directing Staff (Air)
03 Jul 1989 - 30 Apr 1991Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Senior Air Staff Officer
18 May 1990 - No.23 Squadron Commodore Commandant
13 May 1991 - 30 Apr 1992Air MarshalSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMSukh Dev Mohan4789 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1987Announced 26 Jan 1987
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Sukh Dev Mohan Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in March, 1954. He is a qualified Flying Instructor and Pilot Attack Instructor, had done the Long Defence Management Course and is a graduate of the National Defence College.

Air Vice Marshal Mohan is presently posted as Air-1 at Headquarter of an Operational Command where he is responsible for all fighter, bomber and Air Observation Post, Operations within the Command. He is directly involved in organising and conducting all Air exercises such as Joint exercises, Air Defence exercises and Early Warning exercises etc. In all these tasks, he has displayed a rare degree of maturity, devotion and dedication which has indeed been the hall­mark of his entire service career.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19870126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSukh Dev Mohan4789 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1992Announced 26 Jan 1992
Details :

Air Marshal Sukhdev Mohan was commissioned in the IAF on the 6th November, 1954. During his long and distinguished career he has held a number of important command and staff appointments which include command of a fighter squadron, a sensitive flying station, Air I of an operational command, Director of Systems Evaluation at the Air HQ and Senior Air Staff Officer of an operational command.

A graduate of the Long Defence Management Course, the Air Officer held several staff appointments with distinction. As the Air I of Central Air Command, he brought his varied experience to bear on the conduct of a large number of command level exercises successfully. His thorough direction led to significant improvement in the air space management of this sector. As the Director of Systems Evaluation at Air HQ, the Air Officer displayed remarkable clarity of thought and reasoning which invariably led to improved efficiency with existing resources. The Air Officer is not only a graduate of the National Defence College but also had a very distinguished tenure as the Directing Staff at the premier national institution. In this capacity he made a significant contribution to the higher direction of war through useful interaction at the highest level. He was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 1987.

On promotion to the rank of Air Marshal he was appointed Senior Air Staff Officer at HQ Eastern Air Command. The Air Officer made remarkable contribution in this capacity in achieving laid down targets of air drops in forward areas as well as the operational preparedness of the front-line fighter squadrons in the command. The Air Officer brings to bear his vast operational and staff experience upon his present appointment as the AOC-in-C of the SAC, wherein he continues to guide the operations in his vital area of his responsibility.

Air Marshal Sukhdev Mohan, AVSM has, thus, rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI19920126
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