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Air Marshal Satish Govind Inamdar

Service No & Branch 7189 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 09 Mar 1963 Course: 83 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Jan 2003 Superannuated Flying Hours : 3700 Nick Name : Inoo
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 09 Mar 1964Flt Lt : 09 Mar 1968Acting Gp Capt : 03 Feb 1986Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985
Air Cmde : 17 Jul 1989AVM : 01 Feb 1995Acting Air Marshal : 09 Mar 1998Air Marshal : 01 Sep 1997
C-in-C : 01 Dec 2000
Training and Other Courses Attended
21 PAI (Flt Lt) - 33 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 26 Nov 197732 NDC (Air Cmde) - 01 Dec 1992
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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

13 Apr 1974 - Sqn LdrHALBangalore Test Pilot
17 Mar 1980 - 27 Dec 1982Wg CdrNo.7 SquadronChandigarh Commanding Officer
01 Jan 1983 - 30 Sep 1983Wg CdrWestern Air CommandDelhi Ops 1B
01 Oct 1983 - 01 Oct 1985Wg CdrIraq AFIraq Flying Instructor
01 Oct 1985 - 31 Dec 1985Wg CdrAircrew Examination BoardHindan Flight Commander B Flt
01 Jan 1986 - 01 Jan 1989Gp CaptAircrew Examination BoardHindon Commanding Officer
23 Jan 1989 - 19 Dec 1990Air Cmde5 WingKalaikunda Air Officer Commanding
01 Jan 1991 - 01 Jan 1992Air CmdeSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur Air-I
01 Jan 1993 - 01 Jun 1994Air CmdeCentral Air CommandAllahabad Air-I
01 Jun 1994 - 31 Dec 1995AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Chairman, 5th AFPCC
01 Oct 1996 - 30 Jun 1998AVMDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Chief Instructor (Air)
09 Mar 1998 - 29 Sep 1999Air MarshalCentral Air CommandAllahabad Senior Air Staff Officer
01 Oct 1999 - 30 Nov 2000Air MarshalPSO: Planning, Air HQDelhi Deputy Chief of Air Staff
01 Dec 2000 - 20 Jan 2002Air MarshalEastern Air CommandShillong Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
14 Jan 2002 - 31 Jan 2003Air MarshalPSO: Operations, Air HQDelhi Vice Chief of Air Staff
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrSatish Govind Inamdar7189 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1983Announced 26 Jan 1983
Details :

Wing Commander Satish Govind Inamdar was commissioned in the IAF in Mar 63 and since then has been in flying continuously except for a short stint at Air HQs as Deputy Director Air Staff Requirements. A Pilot Attack Instructor and a Test Pilot he has undergone Defence Services Staff College Course at Wellington. At present he is posted as Officer Commanding of one of the front line fighter Squadrons.

The Squadron has made spectacular progress under his dynamic and foresighted leadership. The aircraft serviceability was brought up to 76.5% from low figure of 54.1%. The Operational status was as low as 38.8% was brought up to commendable 64.7%.

His attention to welfare of the personnel of his Squadron as well as the mess staff has been remarkable. His is the only Squadron from where no Redress of Grievances or requests for Air Officer Commanding's interview have been received. The Squadron would also perhaps the only one which presents parting momentoes to every airman and NC (E) that is posted out. His idea of presenting woolen jerseys to mess staff as Diwali gift was original and utility oriented. He even organized a donation of the major cost of the item from M/S Modella through his own initiative and efforts.

On the basis of his overall performance, it could be said that Wg Cdr SG Inamdar has succeeded in shaping his Squadron into a well organized operational unit. He has been an example of effective leadership in air and on ground. At the same time, he has handled his secondary duty exceedingly well.

For his overall performance, the President is pleased to award VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL to Wing Commander Satish Govind Inamdar.

Unit : 7 Sqn
Reference : GoI19830126
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalSatish Govind Inamdar7189 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

Air Marshal Satish Gobind Inamdar VSM was commissioned in the IAF as a fighter Pilot in Mar 63. He has flown over 3700 hours on a variety of fighter aircraft and took active part in the 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak conflicts. He has commanded a Fighter Squadron, a Fighter Wing and the prestigious Aircrew Examination Board. An MSc (Defence Studies) and an AMAeSI, he is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, the Pilot Attach Instructor School, Higher Air Command Course, Senior Defence Management Course (CDM) and the National Defence College. He has held various Air Staff Appointment at Air HQ and Operational Commands HQs. He was the Chief Instructor at Defence Services Staff College and Senior Air Staff Officer at: HQ CAC (1998-1999) before taking over his present appointment as the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff.

He was chairman of the Pay Commission Cell, representing the Chiefs of Staff Committee on the fifth Central Pay Commission. As the chairman of the V CPC, he was responsible for formulating the norms, channelising and guiding the members for the first ever combined formulation of the three service proposals. It goes to his credit that an Armed Forces Joint Memorandum well researched and authentic document complete with full justification running into 600 pages was submitted to the V CPC in record time in Apr 95.

His vast experience and competence on the operational front became evident when he was SASO of an operational Command. During the Kargil crises his meticulous planning and guidance in respect of the use of right weapon system, especially Mirage aircraft and modified weapons, turned the tide of the battle and resulted in a comprehensive and convincing victory for the Indian Armed Forces.

Air Marshal Satish Gobind Inamdar VSM has thus rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.

Unit :
Reference : GoI20000126

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