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Air Vice Marshal Madhabendra Banerji

Service No & Branch 4898 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 04 Jan 1934 Commissioned: 16 Apr 1955 Course: 65 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 1990 Superannuated Died on 17 Nov 2019 (85 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held : Instructor Rating: A1
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 16 Apr 1956Flt Lt : 16 Apr 1960Sqn Ldr : 16 Apr 1966Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1975
Acting Gp Capt : 20 Jun 1977Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1978Acting Air Cmde : 23 Jun 1982Air Cmde : 01 Apr 1983
AVM : 01 Oct 1987
Training and Other Courses Attended
24 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1984
Badges Qualified
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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 Jan 1961 - 01 Jan 1963Flt LtFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
30 Aug 1965 - 02 Apr 1966Sqn LdrNo.24 SquadronKalaikunda Commanding Officer
01 Feb 1968 - 31 Oct 1970Sqn LdrNo.26 SquadronAdampur Squadron Pilot
20 May 1974 - 11 Mar 1977Wg CdrNo.9 SquadronHindon Commanding Officer
18 Mar 1977 - 20 Jun 1977Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Commanding Officer
20 Jun 1977 - 01 Nov 1980Gp CaptFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Commanding Officer
21 Oct 1980 - 22 Jun 1982Gp Capt16 WingHashimara Station Commander
23 Jun 1982 - 23 Dec 1983Air Cmde16 WingHashimara Air Officer Commanding
20 Oct 1984 - No.9 Squadron Commodore Commandant
01 Jan 1985 - 31 Dec 1985Air CmdeTraining CommandBangalore Command Flying Training Officer
17 Jan 1986 - 31 Mar 1987Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi JDPO A
01 Apr 1987 - 17 Jan 1988AVMJammu & KashmirUdhampur Air Officer Commanding
18 Jan 1988 - 31 Jan 1990AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Director Training
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrMadhabendra Banerji4898 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Squadron Leader Madhavendra Banerji has been a Flight Commander of an operational squadron since June 1968. He has flown a total of 3,826 hours and holds a Master Green instrument rating with an Instrument Rating Instructor endorsement. He was one of the first batch of pilots who had undergone flying training on a new type of supersonic aircraft. He displayed considerable initiative and professional skill and in a relatively short time trained the pilots of Squadron to full operational status.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Madhavendra Banerji displayed professional skill, initiative and devotion to duty.

Unit : 101 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Maha Vir Chakra
Sqn LdrMadhabendra Banerji4898 F(P)Award Date 17 Dec 1971Announced 18 Dec 1971
Details : Squadron Leader Banerji, a senior pilot in a fighter bomber squadron [No101 Squadron, Sukhoi-7], led no fewer than 14 missions in S-22 aircraft within the first week of the present war against enemy targets, most of them in support of our Army in the Chhamb battles. During these missions, he destroyed two enemy tanks and two guns. On three occasions, he was personally responsible for attacking the enemy in the face of heavy ground fire, thus relieving pressure on our own troops. He has displayed bravery and skill in repeatedly returning to the fray in the face of extremely heavy ground fire.
Unit : 101 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1972 - No.20 - Pres/72 dated 20th January 1972

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