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Air Marshal Chandra Kant Viswanath Gole

Service No 3652 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 15 Feb 1928
Date Commissioned 03 Sep 1949 Course 50 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Oct 1984
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Jan 1966 - Wg CdrNo.15 Squadron CO
01 May 1969 - 03 Mar 1972Gp Capt9 WingHalwara Stn Cdr
01 Dec 1972 - 01 Feb 1973Gp CaptAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Cmdt
01 Mar 1973 - 01 Aug 1974Air CmdeAircraft and Systems Testing EstablishmentBangalore Cmdt
- AVMAir Head QuartersDelhi ACAS( Plans)
- 30 Jun 1983Air MshlEastern Air CommandShillong SASO
18 Apr 1980 - 13 Jan 1981Air MshlMaintenance CommandNagpur AOC-in-C
15 Jan 1981 - 30 Jun 1983Air MshlAir Head QuartersDelhi DCAS
01 Jul 1983 - 31 Oct 1984Air MshlSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptChandra Kant Viswanath Gole3652 GD(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1971Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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Reference : Gazette of India : No.27 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Param Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptChandra Kant Viswanath Gole3652 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : GROUP CAPTAIN CHANDRA KANT VISWANATH GOLE, AVSM, (3652) F (P): In the conflict with Pakistan, Group Captain Gole was the Station Commander of a forward base [Halwara]. With complete disregard to personal safety and with unflagging zeal, he successfully directed the air defence operations in the Punjab Sector. His base was subjected to repeated enemy air raids. On one occasion, he narrowly escaped death when a time bomb exploded very close to him, killing two. Unmindful of the incident, and even though he suffered a temporary deafness, as a result of this, he exhibited great leadership and zeal, which enabled him to meet fully the entire needs of the operational squadrons based at his station. In the discharge of his functions as a Commander, he inspired his men by his outstanding courage, selfless devotion to duty and quaJities-of fine leadership. The high morale, with which he imbued the aircrew and the ground personnel of his station, was a major contribution to the success of air operations. As a leader of men and an administrator and organiser of high ability, Group Captain Gole rendered distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
Unit : AFS Halwara
Reference : Indian Armed Forces Year Book 1972