|Service No & Branch||5452 F(N)|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 24 Dec 1957||Course: 13 NAV Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Jul 1993 Superannuated|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|06 May 1976 -||Sqn Ldr||HAL||Bangalore|
|01 Sep 1983 - 17 Aug 1985||Gp Capt||26 Wing||Thane||Station Commander|
|-||Air Cmde||4 Air Force Selection Board||Varanasi||President|
|01 Dec 1990 - 31 Jul 1993||AVM||Training Command||Bangalore||Senior Officer-in-charge Administration|
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|Flt Lt||Sharadchandra Naresh Deshpande||5452 GD(N)||Award Date 06 Sep 1965||Announced 01 Jan 1966|
|Details :|| |
Flight Lieutenant Sharadchandra Naresh Deshpande was serving on the instructional staff of the Jet Bomber Conversion Unit as a navigation instructor when hostilities broke out between India and Pakistan. He volunteered for operational duties and carried out seven operational bombing missions over enemy territory.
Flight Lieutenant Deshpande was the navigator/bomb-aimer of the leading aircraft and carried out successful missions in spite of heavy enemy opposition and in total disregard of his own safety. During these bombing operations, he displayed courage, great professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order in the best traditions of the Air Force.
|Unit : 5 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 12th February 1966 - No.15 - Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966|