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Wing Commander Gajanan Damodar Shintre

Service No 10089 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 13 Mar 1966 Course 95 Course
Service End Retired on 17 Jul 1986
Remarks :
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Wg Cdr
Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

13 Jan 1983 - 18 Mar 1984Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Chief Flying Instructor
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Wg CdrGajanan Damodar Shintre10089 F(P)Award Date 29 Feb 1984Announced 26 Jan 1985
Details :

On the 29th February 1984, Wing Commander Gajanan Damodar Shintre was detailed for general handling sortie with Flt. Lt. PV Choudhari. On being informed that the aircraft had developed some serious trouble, Wg Cdr Shintre promptly took over the controls as the Captain of the aircraft. Assessing the situation he noticed that he was at a height of 3700 ft. He was left with two options to abandon the aircraft or to attempt a force landing. He gallantly elected to force land rather than abandon the aircraft, even though his decision might have led to grave injuries to himself and his crew. Thereafter he executed a perfect forced landing mustering all his experience and skill at a very critical juncture and causing minimum damage to the aircraft. Wing Commander Gajanan Damodar Shintre thus displayed conspicuous courage, professional skill and devotion to duty of high order.

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Reference : Gazette of India , 16th March 1985 - No.?? - Pres/85 dated 26th January 1985