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Group Captain Gangadhar Ranganath Railkar

Service No & Branch 5928 F(N)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 28 May 1960 Course: 17 NAV Course
Service End: Retired on 31 Aug 1988
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Flt Lt : 28 May 1965Wg Cdr : 08 Nov 1980Gp Capt : 19 Jul 1985
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Sqn Ldr
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vir Chakra
Flt LtGangadhar Ranganath Railkar5928 GD(N)Award Date 22 Sep 1965Announced 15 Aug 1966
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Gangadhar Rangnath Railkar has been a navigator in a Photo Reconnaissance Squadron since 1962. During the September 1965, operations, he undertook several missions and obtained vital information about the enemy dispositions. He always volunteered for the most difficult sorties and flew several operational missions. The valuable information, which he brought by making reconnaissance flights contributed to a large extent towards our planning and successful execution of operations.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Gangadhar Rangnath Railkar displayed exemplary courage and professional skill of a high order.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 8th October 1966 - No.72 - Pres/66 dated 30th September 1966
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