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Air Vice Marshal Manjunath Sadanand

Service No & Branch 4994 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: 22 Nov 1935 Commissioned: 08 Oct 1955 Course: 66 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1991 Superannuated Died on 31 Jan 2015 (80 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 08 Oct 1956Flt Lt : 08 Oct 1960Sqn Ldr : 08 Oct 1966Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1976
Acting Gp Capt : 01 May 1981Gp Capt : 01 Oct 1980Air Cmde : 15 Jul 1985AVM : 07 Nov 1989
Training and Other Courses Attended
7 JSW (Cadet) - 01 Dec 1953
Badges Qualified
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1971 - 01 Jan 1972Sqn LdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Flying Instructor
01 Feb 1974 - 31 Oct 1976Wg CdrNo.15 SquadronBagdogra/ Pune Commanding Officer
01 May 1981 - 08 Jan 1984Gp Capt9 Tactical Air CenterChandimandir Commanding Officer
29 Mar 1986 - 26 Oct 1988Air CmdeAFS BidarBidar Air Officer Commanding
01 Nov 1988 - 22 Feb 1989Air CmdeAir Head QuartersDelhi Director (Air Defence)
21 Feb 1989 - No.15 Squadron Commodore Commandant
23 Aug 1989 - 04 Mar 1990AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Additional Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Operations
05 Mar 1990 - 30 Nov 1991AVMAir Force AcademyDundigal Commandant
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeManjunath Sadanand4994 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1988Announced 26 Jan 1988
Details :

Air Commodore Manjunath Sadanand, an alumnus of prestigious National Defence Academy, was commissioned in the year 1955 in the Flying Branch and has held various important assignments. His outstanding performance during “Operations Vijay" (Goa Operation) was rewarded with CAS Commendation for dedication and a very high level of professionalism. Subsequently, he became a qualified Flying Instructor and distinguished himself as qualified Flying Instructor.

Having gone through a gamut of highly skilled and specialist appointments, he has been now commanding Air Force Station, Bidar since 29 March 1986, one of the most challenging and prestigious appointments he has held so far. During this period, the Station has gone from strength to strength and become one of the premier flying training establishments our Air Force. His single minded devotion to duty, total involvement, personal example and dedicated effort are greatly responsible for the allround achievements of the Air Force Station Bidar.

Air Commodore Manjunath Sadanand has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19880126
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