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Air Commodore Prabhakar Baburao Magdum

Service No & Branch 6549 AE(M) (Orig: ENG)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 01 Jun 1962 Course: 20 DEO Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1994
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 01 Jun 1967Wg Cdr : 27 May 1982Gp Capt : 19 Nov 1985Acting Air Cmde : 22 Apr 1991
Air Cmde : 22 Apr 1991
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrPrabhakar Baburao Magdum6549 AE(M)Award Date 22 Jun 1972Announced 22 Jun 1972
Details :

Squadron Leader Prabhakar Baburao Magdum was commissioned in the Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) Branch of the Indian Air Force in June, 1962. He served as an engineering officer of a Fighter Squadron before and during the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971.

He established a sound technical organisation in the Squadron for first and second line servicing. His exceptional qualities of leadership which inspired his men to maintain a very high rate of aircraft serviceability which was never less than 92% during the operations. This high rate of serviceability enabled the Squadron to fly over 300 sorties during the short period of operations.

Squadron Leader Prabhakar Baburao Magdum displayed dedication to duty, exemplary leadership, professional skill and distinguished service of a high order in the best tradition of the Indian Air Force. He is awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal.

Unit : 30 Sqn
Reference : GoI19720622No85
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