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Wing Commander Sharad Narayan Medhekar

Service No & Branch 5062 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 14 Jan 1956 Course: 67 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Mar 1980 Superannuated Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Jan 1957Flt Lt : 14 Jan 1961Sqn Ldr : 14 Jan 1967Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1976
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Oct 1961 - 01 Mar 1962Flt LtControl & Reporting SchoolMemaura Directing Staff
- Sqn Ldr1 Madhya Pradesh Air Sqn NCCIndore Commanding Officer
01 Aug 1971 - 01 Mar 1972Sqn LdrNo.122 (Ad-Hoc) SquadronJaisalmer Squadron Pilot
16 Feb 1976 - 14 Mar 1978Wg CdrOperational Conversion UnitKalaikunda Commanding Officer
01 Apr 1978 - 25 Jan 1979Wg Cdr6 Forward Base Support UnitBhuj Station Commander
26 Jan 1979 - 01 Mar 1979Wg Cdr27 WingBhuj Station Commander
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrSharad Narayan Medhekar5062 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details :

Squadron Leader Sharad Narayan Medhekar is the Flight Commander of an operational training unit. During the operations in December, 1971, he was attached to a fighter/bomber squadron in the Western Sector. On the 4th December, 1971, he took part in a mission to attack oil storage tanks at Karachi. He pressed home the attack in the face of heavy enemy ground fire. The splendid results obtained by this mission were most commendable. On the 12th December, 1971, he was again engaged in an attack on the enemy radar complex at Badin. Here, too, there was very heavy enemy ground fire, but he pressed the attack home, achieving remarkable success. To bring back evidence of the effect of the attack, he was also required to bring back photographs of the radar after the attack was over. In the face of the most intense ground fire he made the required photographic run over the target and was able to carry out the task. In addition, he carried out eleven other missions against the enemy in the close support role.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Sharad Narayan Medhekar displayed courage, leadership and devotion to duty.

Unit : 122 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 23rd March 1974 - No.34 - Pres/74 dated 26th January 1973
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