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Group Captain Shanker Govind Chitnis

Service No & Branch 3763 LGS (Orig: EQPT)

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Date of Birth: 11 Feb 1926 Commissioned: 26 Jan 1950 Course: 4 GDOC Course
Service End: Retired on 01 Mar 1978 Died on 28 Jun 2023 (97 Years age) Nick Name :
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Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 26 Jan 1952Flt Lt : 26 Jan 1956Sqn Ldr : 26 Jan 1963Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1969
Training and Other Courses Attended
12 DSSC (Flt Lt) - 22 Aug 1959
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 12 Oct 1958Flt LtAir Head QuartersDelhi 
01 Aug 1970 - 30 Jun 1972Wg Cdr51 Air Stores ParkDigaru Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrShanker Govind Chitnis3763 LGSAward Date 22 Jun 1972Announced 22 Jun 1972
Details :

Wing Commander Shanker Govind Chitnis was commissioned in the Logistics Branch of the IAF in January, 1959. At the outbreak of Indo-Pak hostilities in December, 1971, he was commanding an Air Storage Park.

During the Indo-Pak operations vital task were assigned to the Air Storage Park. Wg Cdr Chitnis with his foresight and ingenuity, rose to the occasion and by his sustained hard work, inspired leadership and direction, achieved maximum results and his unit kept on supplying the essential and vital equipment to all the operational units in the Eastern Sector. Apart from ensuring prompt supply of stores to the operational units, he also undertook distribution of consignments received through the Air Delivery Flight. Despite shortage of staff and transport, he carried out the arduous tasks entrusted to him cheerfully, without compromising the security of the station and welfare of the personnel placed under him.

Wing Commander Shankar Govind Chitnis displayed courage, inspiring leadership and devotion to duty and rendered distinguished service of a high order. He is awarded Vishisht Seva Medal.

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Reference : GoI19720622No85
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