|Service No & Branch||9039 F(P)||Stream :Fighters|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 25 Dec 1964||Course: 91 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 Mar 1997 Superannuated|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|15 Oct 1966 -||Fg Offr||No.22 Squadron||Bareilly||Squadron Pilot|
|30 Dec 1982 - 30 Dec 1984||Wg Cdr||No.32 Squadron||Hindon/ Jodhpur||Commanding Officer|
|24 Jun 1991 - 26 Jun 1992||Gp Capt||8 Care and Maintenance Unit||Bakshi-Ka-Talab (Luc||Station Commander|
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|Flt Lt||Arun Vasant Sathaye||9039 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1972|
|Details :|| |
During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Arun Vasant Sathaye as a senior pilot of a FighterBomber Squadron, was detailed as a member of four aircraft strike mission over an airfield on 4th December 1971. He carried out two successful attacks despite heavy ground fire. During his first attack, he destroyed a building and while pulling out noticed an aircraft parked in the adjoining area. He went in for the second attack on the enemy bomber aircraft, which was being refueled. After attacking the aircraft, he saw huge flames near the aircraft and also a column of smoke going up.
In this action, Flight Lieutenant Arun Vasant Sathaye displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.
|Unit : 32 Sqn|
|Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972|