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Air Commodore Mohan Chandra

Service No 4889 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 16 Apr 1933
Date Commissioned 16 Apr 1955 Course 65 Course
Service End Retired on 15 Feb 1987
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Oct 1975Acting Gp Capt : 20 Jun 1977Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1978Acting Air Cmde : 11 Jan 1982
Air Cmde : 09 Dec 1982
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
13 May 1967 - 14 Jan 1968Sqn LdrNo.105 Helicopter UnitChabua Commanding Officer
13 Jan 1969 - 12 Apr 1972Sqn LdrNo.114 Helicopter UnitSrinagar Commanding Officer
27 Feb 1976 - 12 Jun 1977Wg CdrNo.109 Helicopter UnitJammu Commanding Officer
20 Jun 1977 - 14 Jul 1980Gp Capt19 WingBorjhar (Guwahati) Station Commander
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrMohan Chandra4889 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Squadron Leader Mohan Chandra has been commanding a Helicopter Unit. He has to his credit more than 1,000 hours of operational flying on Transport aircraft and helicopters.

His flying career has been accident free. He has attained the highest Transport category and instrument rating. Under his guidance, the unit has been brought up to a high degree of operational efficiency. For more than two years, there has been no accident in his Unit. Except when grounded by weather, his unit has met all demands for flights made upon it. With the introduction of a categorization scheme for helicopter pilots, he organised training schedules for his unit and carried out the training programme single-handed. It is as a result of his efforts that, all pilots in his Unit have now been successfully categorized.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Mohan Chandra displayed professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 114 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971
Mention in Despatches
Sqn LdrMohan Chandra4889 F(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit :
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972