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Wing Commander Subodh Chandra Mamgain

Service No & Branch 6760 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- ---- Commissioned: 10 Nov 1962 Course: 82 Course Entry Mode : NDA
Service End: Retired on 30 Apr 1991
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 06 Mar 1984
Training and Other Courses Attended
20 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 1961
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Feb 1968 - 31 Oct 1970Flt LtNo.26 SquadronAdampur Squadron Pilot
30 Nov 1981 - 21 Jan 1984Wg CdrNo.2207 SquadronKalpi Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Fg OffrSubodh Chandra Mamgain6760 GD(P)Award Date 07 Sep 1965Announced 10 Sep 1965
Details : On the 7th September, 1965 when Kalaikunda airfield was attacked by six Pakistani Sabre Jet aircraft, Flying Officer Subodh Chandra Mamgain, who was flying as ‘Wingman’ in a section on combat air patrol followed his leader into intercept them immediately. Although the enemy aircraft were superior in number and our anti-aircraft guns were active over the combat area Flying Officer Mamgain engaged the enemy aircraft in complete disregard of his personal safety. The enemy aircraft tried evasive and counteroffensive manoeuvres at a very low level; but with firm determination and exceptional skill Flying Officer Mamgain outmanoeuvred two enemy aircraft and pressed home the attack ruthlessly. This resulted in one of the enemy aircraft being sent spinning to the ground, while the other badly damaged, was seen escaping trailing a cloud of smoke. In this encounter, Flying Officer Subodh Chandra Mamgain displayed great courage and devotion to duty in the best traditions of the Indian Air Force.
Unit : 14 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st January 1966 - No.131 - Pres/65 dated 10th September 1965
Vishist Seva Medal
Wg CdrSubodh Chandra Mamgain6760 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1984Announced 26 Jan 1984
Details :

Wing Commander Subodh Chandra Mamgain was commissioned in the Air Force on 10 Feb 62. In the Indo-Pak War of 1965 he was awarded the VrC on 07 Sep 65. He was sent abroad for flying training on fighter aircraft where he was graded Exceptional.

On 30 Nov 81, Wg Cdr SC Mamgain took the command of a Missile Squadron. After taking the command he streamlined the procedures to achieve a very high level of operational efficiency. The Squadron was detailed as the duty Range squadron at Guided Weapon Firing Range for the firing during 1982-83. Wg Cdr SC Mamgain studied previous problems and through dedicated hard and innovative planning formulated procedures briefing and a time bound training programmed for all the visiting squadrons. As a result of this dedicated effort, Directorate of Air Staff Inspection inspected the Squadron at range and specially cleared Wg Cdr SC Mamgain to supervise all the firing of the squadrons. His professionalism, hard work and success results has enthused a new sense of confidence purpose not only in his own squadron but other similar squadrons in the Indian Air Force who participated in the training season.

For having displayed dedication and devotion duty of a high order, the President is pleased to 'Vishisht Seva Medal' to Wing Commander Subodh Chandra Mamgain.

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Reference : GoI19840126

Articles from Main Site

One Vs Four : The complete story of Alfred Cooke's epic air combat. by Book Excerpt - The India-Pakistan Air War of 1965 -

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