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Air Marshal Dev Nath Rathore

Service No 5780 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 04 Jun 1938
Date Commissioned 19 Dec 1959 Course 76 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Jun 1996 / Died on 19 May 2016
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Jun 1979Acting Gp Capt : 21 Jan 1982Gp Capt : 21 Jun 1982Air Cmde : 02 May 1987
Acting AVM : 28 Mar 1992AVM : 02 Dec 1991Air Marshal : 31 Dec 1993C-in-C : 01 Jun 1995
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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

01 Dec 1976 - 18 Oct 1979Wg CdrNo.21 SquadronPune CO
- Air CmdeDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington CI (Air)
30 Dec 1987 - 22 Jan 1989Air Cmde9 WingHalwara AOC
01 Jan 1989 - 01 Jan 1992Air CmdeEmbassy of India, RussiaMoscow Air Attache
- 30 May 1995Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad SASO
01 Jun 1995 - 30 Jun 1996Air MshlCentral Air CommandAllahabad AOC-in-C
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Flt LtDev Nath Rathore5780 GD(P)Award Date 06 Sep 1965Announced 10 Sep 1965
Details : On the 6th September, 1965, Flight Lieutenant Dev Nath Rathore was detailed as the leader of a section of two aircraft to carry out a dusk combat air patrol over Halwara airfield. The airfield was subjected to an attack by four Pakistani Sabres which had also engaged two of our aircraft orbiting the airfield. In complete disregard of his personal safety, Flight Lieutenant Rathore flew his section through a heavy barrage put up by our ground defences engaged one of the enemy aircraft and shot it down before it could inflict any damage. The courage and leadership displayed by Flight Lieutenant Dev Nath Rathore in this combat were in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.
Unit : 27 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.131 - Pres/65 dated 10th September 1965
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrDev Nath Rathore5780 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1979Announced 26 Jan 1979
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
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