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Wing Commander Jagdamba Prasad Saklani

Service No & Branch 9554 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 16 May 1965 Course: 93 Course
Service End: Retired on 18 May 1987 Released to Vayudoot
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985
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

01 Nov 1970 - 31 Aug 1975Flt LtNo.26 SquadronAdampur Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 1977 - 01 May 1980Sqn LdrNo.26 SquadronPathankot Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 1979 - 30 Jun 1981Sqn LdrRSAFSingapore Flying Instructor
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtJagdamba Prasad Saklani9554 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Jagdamba Prasad Saklani, as a pilot of a Fighter-Bomber Squadron, flew thirteen operational missions in support of our ground forces. In addition to the destruction of four tanks and one jeep, he successfully attacked Chander airfield, bombed enemy concentration of troops and tanks and also bombed Zaffarwal, inflicting heavy damage to the enemy.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Jagdamba Prasad Saklani displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 26 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
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