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Wing Commander Ranjit Dhawan

Service No 4572 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth: 06 Nov 1931
Date Commissioned 14 Oct 1953 Course 61 Course
Service End Retired on 10 Jan 1976 / Died on 01 Jul 2003
Remarks : 2Sqn (65) - Gnats Marut
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 14 Oct 1954Wg Cdr : 01 Apr 1971
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

21 Aug 1969 - 02 Mar 1972Wg CdrNo.220 SquadronPune/ Jodhpur CO
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 3
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrRanjit Dhawan4572 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan, Squadron Leader Ranjit Dhawan was the flight commander of an operational squadron. He was also responsible for a group of 25 Gnat aircraft based at his station and had to look after the necessary coordination between the engineering and the operational personnel. He carried out a total of 44 operational missions in Gnat aircraft. He also was required to plan and coordinate the flying effort of all the aircraft under his command. Thanks to his leadership and planning, the Gnats were able to give a good account of themselves against Pakistani aircraft of superior performance. Although he himself did not shoot down any enemy aircraft, other operational pilots achieved success under his guidance and leadership. His cheerful disposition, zeal and keenness to hunt the enemy in the sky inspired the other pilots and the Ground crew under him to put in their best efforts in the operations.

Unit : 2 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th February 1966 - No.14-Pres/66 dated 1st January 1966
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrRanjit Dhawan4572 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1972Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details : CO, No. 220 HF-24 Marut Sqn.
Unit : 220 Squadron
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Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrRanjit Dhawan4572 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1973Announced 26 Jan 1973
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 220 Squadron
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