|Date of Birth:||10 Mar 1930|
|Date Commissioned||19 Jan 1951||Course||54 Course|
|Service End||Retired on 21 May 1986 / Died on 26 Apr 2010|
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|15 Jan 1968 - 27 Dec 1970||Wg Cdr||AirHQ Communications Squadron||Palam||CO|
|01 Jan 1973 - 01 Jan 1974||Gp Capt||Cdr, TAC|
|01 Jan 1974 - 01 Jan 1976||Gp Capt||Western Air Command||Delhi||Air-II|
|01 Jan 1977 - 01 Dec 1977||Air Cmde||National Defence College||Delhi||Student|
|01 Jan 1978 - 31 Dec 1980||Air Cmde||Air Head Quarters||Delhi||Director (T&M)|
|01 Jan 1981 - 22 Jan 1984||AVM||Cabinet Sect||Delhi||Ops Mgr, ARC|
|23 Jan 1984 -||Air Mshl||DGCA||Delhi||DG|
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|Ati Vishist Seva Medal|
|Sqn Ldr||Chandra Kant Shantaram Raje||4038 GD(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1964||Announced 26 Jan 1964|
|Details :|| |
Squadron Leader Chandrakant Shantaram Raje has been operating in J & K area with transport units since 1956 and he is now on his third operational tour. He has carried out over 1000 hours on operational in J & K area. He holds a Master Green Instrument Rating and 'A' category on transport aircraft. He was one of the few pilots who flew a large number of sorties uplifting awkward and non-ejectionable loads like trucks, girders and road rollers to remote and high altitude Advance Landing Grounds like Chushul and Fukche.
In October, 1961, one of our Packet aircraft had forceĆĀlanded at Kargil which is normally only fit for use by Dakotas. Squadron Leader Raje volunteered to retrieve this aircraft. It was an extremely difficult and hazardous task due to the very short length of runway, steep hills on all sides and having only a very narrow valley to climb after take-off. This officer displayed great skill and devotion to duty in bringing out the aircraft safely to base.
In July, 1962, Squadron Leader Raje was associated with the evaluation of the Packet aircraft fitted with Jet Pack and was called upon to land and takeĆĀoff from the world's highest improvised landing strip at Daulet Beg Oldi, situated at an altitude of 16800 feet. He performed the task admirably. Squadron Leader Chandrakant Shantaram Raje has thus rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.
|Reference : GoI19640126|
|Param Vishist Seva Medal|
|Air Marshal||Chandra Kant Shantaram Raje||4038 F(P)||Award Date 26 Jan 1987||Announced 26 Jan 1987|
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Air Marshal Chandrakant Shantaram Raje was commissioned in the Air Force in 1951. During his long and illustrious career he has held number of important operational, instructional and staff appointments.
For his meticulous planning and foresight in undertaking trials of transport aircraft and evolving new techniques for supply, dropping and landing in the most difficult and demanding landing grounds during the 1962 operations, he was awarded AVSM.
After completing his tenure as Operation Manager in Aviation Research Centre, he took over as Director General of Civil Aviation in January 1984. He was instrumental in restructuring and streamlining the organisation to meet the country's fast growing civil aviation requirements.
He also acted as an Adviser to the Government of India on policy am technical matter relating to civil aviation.
|Reference : GoI19870126|
|Remarks: Obituary Notice (AVM Hamid Shahul via email) Note added: 2010-04-29|
I am very sad to inform you all that Air Marshal CKS Raje, died in the RR Hospital, Delhi Cantt, on 26 April 2010. May his soul rest in peace, Amen. He had complications in respect of Kidneys as well as serious cardiac problems. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Milan a Doctor of Medicine working in Sharjah and Manoj settled in Chandigarh.