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Air Vice Marshal Man Mohan Sehgal

Service No & Branch 8390 F(P) (Orig: GD(P)) Stream :Fighters
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 18 Apr 1964 Course: 87 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Dec 1999 Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 02 Aug 1983Gp Capt : 01 Apr 1987Acting Air Cmde : 18 May 1992Air Cmde : 18 May 1992
Acting AVM : 01 Aug 1997AVM : 20 Jun 1997
Training and Other Courses Attended
33 DSSC (Sqn Ldr) - 26 Nov 1977
Badges Qualified
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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

05 Jan 1981 - 15 Jun 1983Wg CdrNo.30 SquadronTezpur Commanding Officer
- 08 Jul 1990Gp Capt1 Forward Base Support UnitAmritsar Station Commander
16 May 1991 - 29 Sep 1991Gp CaptAir Head QuartersDelhi JD (Ops, Joint Plg)
01 Feb 1994 - 24 Sep 1995Air Cmde1 WingSrinagar Air Officer Commanding
20 Jun 1997 - 16 Aug 1998AVMMaintenance CommandNagpur Senior Air & Administration Staff Officer
17 Aug 1998 - 31 Dec 1999AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Plans
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrMan Mohan Sehgal8390 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1984Announced 26 Jan 1984
Details :

Wing Commander Man Mohan Sehgal (8390) Flying (Pilot) was commissioned in the Air Force on 18 Apr 64. An above average fighter pilot, he is a fighter combat leader and Graduate of Defence Services Staff College. Wg Cdr MM Sehgal selected to command a MiG Squadron which was performing the role of operational Training Unit. Under his able leadership, the squadron was able to bag the following distinctions during the past year: a. Supersonic squadron of the year in the IAF. b. Best categorized supersonic squadron in the IAF. c. Eastern Air Command Gunnery Meet Championship. d. Champion in all the games in the inter-unit sports championship at the Air Force Station.

The sense of duty and professional competence of the officer had a lot to do with the squadron's winning the above laurels. For the distinguished service that he has rendered in the past year, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Wg Cdr MM Sehgal.

Unit : 30 Sqn
Reference : GoI19840126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
AVMMan Mohan Sehgal8390 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 2000Announced 26 Jan 2000
Details :

Air Vice Marshal Man Mohan Sehgal, VSM (8390-F) F (P), commissioned on 18 Apr 64 and with 2578 hours of accident free fighter flying, has held numerous Command and Staff appointments with distinction. He is a fighter combat leader, a graduate of DSSC and has undergone the Higher Command course. Consecutively for two years, the Squadron that he commanded was declared 'Best Supersonic Sqn' of the IAF. He encountered successfully the threat from subversive elements and yet maintained high state of operational preparedness when commanding both Amritsar (including a short stint at Trincomalee) and Srinagar which had a lot to do with his superior leadership, managerial skills, innovative approach and administrative ability.

As SAASO, HQ MC, IAF he contributed immensely by innovative approach of personally directing “Nodal Point Works Conferences" on a regional basis, which paid rich dividends. His directional ability and firm attitude brought about minimum rate of 2­wheeler accidents and the least outstanding movements in the year 1997-98. He was not only largely instrumental in compilation of an excellent book on “Protocol & Quality of life" but also, introduced numerous innovative measures to enhance the quality of life through out the Command.

He is presently posted as ACAS (Plans) w.e.f. 17 Aug 98, a job that has an unlimited canvas and is extremely demanding. In a short span of time with no previous experience in the Plans Branch, he has acquired the highest levels of requisite job skills beyond all expectations. He has introduced regular inter­branch coordination/integration interactions on an organised scale leading to expeditious processing of various projects. His excellent communication skills and flair for liaison with various agencies has further contributed to hastening of on going schemes. The officer was most actively involved in promptly responding to all war equipment requirements during the Kargil operations. His infectious work ethos, excellent monitoring and feed back system, positive attitude, intellectual honesty, being oblivious of long working hours and unquestionable loyalty and integrity are hallmarks of his personality. He belongs to that breed of officers who always leave a void wherever they have worked, since the standard they set for themselves and the atmosphere of cordiality and commitment they engender are difficult to replace and replicate for sheer quality.

By his selfless devotion to duty, ingenuity, resourcefulness, remarkable foresight and vision, wholehearted involvement and exceptional administrative and planning acumen, Air Vice Marshal Man Mohan Sehgal, VSM has rendered distinguished service of an exceptionally high order. AVSM 2000

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Reference : GoI20000126
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