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Squadron Leader Rathindra Kumar Basu

Service No 3968 Branch GD(P)

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Date of Birth: 01 Feb 1928
Date Commissioned 14 Oct 1950 Course 53 Course
Service End Retired on 15 Jul 1967
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Oct 1951Sqn Ldr : 10 Sep 1962
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrRathindra Kumar Basu3968 GD(P)Award Date Announced 01 Jan 1965
Details : Squadron Leader Basu has been a Flight Commander of a Heavy Transport Squadron in the Jammu and Kashmir area since April 1961. He has carried out a total of about 4,900 hours of flying, of which over 1400 hours have been on operational flights. He has also carried out more than 300 operational supply missions and has to his credit 200 landings on advance landing grounds like Leh and Chushul. Squadron Leader Basu was entrusted with the task of training and familiarising the new pilots of his unit with operations in the forward areas, and with perseverance and high professional skill successfully completed it. He is always eager to lead id the most difficult and vital missions, and thus sets a fine example to his subordinates. Squadron Leader Rathindra Kumar Basu displayed courage, leadership and devotion to duty of a high order.
Unit : 44 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India 13th March 1965 - No.20 - Pres/65 dated 1st January 1965.

Accidents and Incidents: 1

DateAircraft TypeTail NoPilot/CrewUnitRemarks
05 Aug 1961Antonov An-12BL-532Flt Lt R K Basu
Flt Lt Tiku Dey
44Nosegear collapse on landing. Ac burnt out