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Group Captain Raj Singh Kataria

Service No & Branch 13946 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 15 Feb 1975 Course: 113 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 2007
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 10 Apr 1992Acting Gp Capt : 30 Mar 1998Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1997
Training and Other Courses Attended
44 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 197332 LDMC (Gp Capt) - 31 Mar 2002
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
30 Mar 1998 - 10 Jun 2001Gp Capt26 WingThane Station Commander
22 Apr 2002 - 27 Apr 2004Gp CaptSouthern Air CommandTrivandrum Air-II
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrRaj Singh Kataria13946 F(P)Award Date Announced 14 Apr 1988
Details :

Squadron Leader Raj Singh Kataria has carried out 11 missions in Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, Trincomalee and Batticaloa Sectors of the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka with unique dedication.

The terrain in these Sectors is full of jungles, small hill features and water islets which cannot be observed from the air. In one of the missions he flew his gunship at the lowest possible height and within the lowest safety limit and destroyed the militant hideous in the built-up area. He thus displayed magnificent professionalism. The commendable completion of mission with his gunship dealt a crushing blow to the militants, crippling them both psychologically and materially. What he achieved facilitated the ground action of the Army speedily to a logical conclusion.

For displaying laudable courage and valour in the face of the militants, the President is pleased to award Vayu Sena Medal to Squadron Leader Raj Singh.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 13th August 1988 - No.78-Pres/88 dated 15th April 1988
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