|Service No & Branch||14665 F(P)||Stream :Helicopters|
|Date of Birth: -- --- ----||Commissioned: 29 Dec 1976||Course: 117 Course|
|Service End:||Retired on 31 May 2013 Superannuated|
|Qualifications Held :|
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|- 17 May 1982||Flt Lt||No.114 Helicopter Unit||Squadron Pilot|
|-||Sqn Ldr||Air Command and Staff College||Montgomery, Alabama||Staff Course|
|14 Nov 1994 - 22 Apr 1997||Wg Cdr||No.114 Helicopter Unit||Leh||Commanding Officer|
|04 Jan 2002 - 01 Jun 2003||Gp Capt||23 Wing||Jammu||Station Commander|
|01 Jul 2004 - 30 Jun 2005||Gp Capt||Defence Services Staff College||Wellington||Head of Training Team (Air)|
|23 Nov 2006 - 28 Dec 2008||Air Cmde||19 Wing||Borjhar (Guwahati)||Air Officer Commanding|
|-||No.114 Helicopter Unit||Commodore Commandant|
|15 Jan 2009 - 31 May 2011||AVM||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Ops (Transport & Helicopters)|
|01 Jun 2011 - 31 May 2013||AVM||Integrated Defence Staff||New Delhi||ACIDS (Pers Plans & Force|
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|Vayu Sena Medal|
|Wg Cdr||Manmohan Bahadur||14665 F(P)||Award Date||Announced 26 Jan 1998|
|Details :|| |
Wing Commander Manmohan Bahadur (14665) Flying (Pilot) has been the Commanding Officer of 114 HU, Air Force since 14 Nov 94. The 114 HU AF has the distinction of being the only Helicopter Unit of the Indian Air Force to be actively engaged in Op Meghdoot for the past 13 years.
Wing Commander Bahadur, an experimental Test Pilot (France) has to his credit more than 4300 hrs on 21 different types of aircrafts of which more than 700 hrs have been in the inhospitable terrain of Siachen Glacier. A sterling example of "Leading from the front".
Under Wing Commander Bahadur's stewardship 114 HU was bestowed with the prestigious Presidents Standard for its distinguished performance in actual war like situation. It was due to his motivation and personal example that the units contingent exhibited a commendably high standard of parade in front of the Supreme Commander. His drive for excellence had been imbibed by one and all of the unit.
During his tenure, DASI visited the unit twice, in Oct 95 and Jul 96 for a regular and surprise visit respectively. The unit was graded Av+ in Operations, Maintenance and Administrative aspects.
Wing Commander Bahadur has inspired the men under him in all aspects of the units functions. His leadership qualities, humane approach to problems of men under him and effective management is worthy of emulation by any leader of men.
For his devotion to duty, professionalism of a very high order and excellent leadership qualities, the President is pleased to award "Vayu Sena Medal" to Wing Commander M Bahadur.
|Unit : 114 HU|
|Reference : Gazette of India dated 14th March 1998 - No.29-Pres/98 dated 26th January 1998|
|Remarks: Brains Trust India Note added: 2021-10-05|