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Air Vice Marshal Chitta Ranjan Ghosh

Service No 6141 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 02 Aug 1939
Date Commissioned 31 May 1961 Course 79 Course
Service End Retired on 31 Aug 1994
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Dec 1979Acting Gp Capt : 04 Jan 1984Gp Capt : 01 Sep 1984Air Cmde : 23 Jul 1988
AVM : 29 Jul 1993
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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

02 Sep 1981 - 08 Jul 1983Wg CdrNo.11 Squadron CO
01 Dec 1987 - 14 Jun 1989Air Cmde12 WingChandigarh AOC
01 Aug 1993 - 31 Aug 1994AVMSouth Western Air CommandJodhpur SOA
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrChitta Ranjan Ghosh6141 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Squadron leader Chitta Ranjan Ghosh was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in May, 1961. He has over 4,000 hours of accident­free flying to his credit. There have been numerous occasions when Squadron Leader Ghosh has been called upon to meet dangerous and challenging tasks. Notable amongst these missions was the heavy dropping of jeeps in November, 1972. Again in May, 1973 he was assigned another difficult task to land, and take-off, with full load. He carried out the mission on an unprepared and short runway under adverse monsoon weather. In April, 1972 he moved to a forward base with his Squadron. Single handedly he screened all the pilots and brought the Squadron to fully operational readiness in that area in a short time. He has flown long hours flood relief operations in West Bengal, Orissa and Bihar in 1970-71. During the Indo-Pak Conflict, 1971, he was selected to fly the pathfinder aircraft for the airborne operations. His accurate drop over target contributed greatly to the success of the first ever airborne assault undertaken by the Indian Force.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Chitta Ranjan Ghosh displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

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Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Air CmdeChitta Ranjan Ghosh6141 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1990Announced 26 Jan 1990
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