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Air Marshal Jagdish Chandra

Service No & Branch 14613 AE(L)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 08 Jul 1976 Course: 10 AEC Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Jun 2013 Superannuated
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 May 1995Gp Capt : 01 Apr 2002Air Cmde : 02 Jan 2006AVM : 01 Apr 2009
Air Marshal : 26 Apr 2010C-in-C : 01 Sep 2011
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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

- Air Cmde13 Base Repair DepotPalam Air Officer Commanding
- AVMSouth Western Air CommandGandhinagar Senior Maintenance Staff Officer
- 31 Aug 2011Air MarshalAir Head QuartersDelhi Director General (Systems)
01 Sep 2011 - 30 Jun 2013Air MarshalMaintenance CommandNagpur Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vishist Seva Medal
Sqn LdrJagdish Chandra14613 AE(L)Award Date 26 Jan 1993Announced 26 Jan 1993
Details :

Sqn Ldr Jagdish Chandra has been in the Directorate of Eng J&M as AD Eng J&M (T) (Mirage-2000) Avionics since Aug 90.

During Dec 90, one Mirage-2000 had a serious incident of multiple degree failures on its Fly By Wire system. Sqn Ldr Chandra carried out an indepth analysis of the incident and clearly brought out need to carry out certain refinements in the system. The manufacturers agreed to undertake modifications at no cost to IAF. As a result, besides higher reliability and improved flight safety, a sum of appx Rs. 1.0 crore was saved.

Sqn Ldr Chandra in a professional manner explored the feasibility of indigenous overhaul of emergency oxygen components of Mirage aircraft which were hitherto sent abroad for repair/overhaul with long lead time.

He was also actively associated with the task of setting up of indigenous PCB repair facilities for avionics systems. He took this challenging task, which is a totally new area for IAF with utmost zeal. With the active progression of PCR repair facility at HAL (Korwa), seven types of Mirage PCBs can now be repaired indigenously. The indigenisation resulted in huge savings to the Air Force.

For his professionalism, devotion to duty, hard work and innovative approach, the President is pleased to award Vishisht Seva Medal to Sqn Ldr Jagdish Chandra.

Unit : AHQ
Reference : GoI19930126
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalJagdish Chandra14613 AELAward Date 26 Jan 2011Announced 26 Jan 2011
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Param Vishist Seva Medal
Air MarshalJagdish Chandra14613 AELAward Date 26 Jan 2013Announced 26 Jan 2013
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