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Air Commodore Rajendra Dev Pant

Service No 4737 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- --
Date Commissioned 17 Jul 1954 Course 63 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 1989
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Fg Offr : 17 Jul 1955Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1974Acting Gp Capt : 24 Dec 1979Gp Capt : 02 Aug 1980
Air Cmde : 01 Jul 1985
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Sqn Ldr
Notes: 1) Ranks shown are substantive ranks at retirement. 2)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 3)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

20 Jul 1965 - 01 Sep 1968Sqn LdrNo.112 Helicopter UnitJorhat/ Bagdogra Commanding Officer
22 Nov 1971 - Wg CdrNo.118 Helicopter UnitGuwahati Commanding Officer
03 Dec 1973 - 26 Feb 1976Wg CdrNo.109 Helicopter UnitJammu Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrRajendra Dev Pant4737 GD(P)Award Date 19 Jul 1968Announced 26 Jan 1969
Details :

Squadron Leader Rajendra Dev Pant is the Officer Commanding of a Helicopter Unit and has flown 1,079 operational hours on helicopters, including 450 hours in his present assignment, in the Eastern Sector, NEFA, Nagaland, Mizo Hills etc. He has evacuated over 150 casualties. On 19th July 1968, when a message was received that a very serious casualty required evacuation from a difficult helipad at high altitude, Squadron Leader Pant, despite hazardous terrain and adverse weather conditions, volunteered to undertake the evacuation. Immediately on his landing at the helipad the weather deteriorated, but Squadron Leader Pant, with his professional knowledge and courage, skillfully took off observing a little gap in the clouds, and brought back the serious casualty to the hospital and thus saved his life.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Rajendra Dev Pant displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.

Unit : 112 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 12th April 1969 : No.18 - Pres/69 dated 26th January 1969