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Group Captain Dinkar Shantaram Jatar

Service No & Branch 6521 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 26 May 1962 Course: 81 Course
Service End: Retired on 30 Nov 1988 Nick Name : Dinky
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 09 Jul 1980Gp Capt : 28 Mar 1985
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- Wg CdrDefence Services Staff CollegeWellington Directing Staff
11 Dec 1979 - 30 Dec 1980Wg CdrNo.10 SquadronJodhpur Commanding Officer
15 Sep 1980 - 01 Mar 1983Wg CdrNo.31 SquadronJodhpur Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Sqn LdrDinkar Shantaram Jatar6521 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Squadron Leader Dinkar Shantaram Jatar was attached to a Fighter Bomber Squadron. He carried out a large number of operational missions deep into enemy territory despite heavy ground fire and air opposition. On the 4th December, 1971, when his No. 2 was hit by ground fire and ejected deep inside enemy territory. He, unmindful of his safety, remained in the area till he could confirm the safe ejection of his No. 2. On the 9th December, 1971, while attacking an airfield beyond hundred nautical miles in enemy territory, he ran short of fuel. Undeterred, he pressed home two attacks and brought the aircraft back to base with practically no fuel. On the 10th December, 1971, while on a close support mission, the left engine of his aircraft was crippled by enemy ground fire. Despite this handicap, he completed his mission and returned to base safely.

Throughout, Squadron Leader Dinkar Shantaram Jatar displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 220 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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