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Wing Commander Chandrakant Nijanand Bal

Service No 7401 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 30 Aug 1943
Date Commissioned 22 Jun 1963 Course 84 Course
Service End Retired on 30 Dec 1985
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 08 Jul 1981
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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

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
05 Jul 1977 - 09 Apr 1979Sqn LdrJet Bomber Conversion UnitAgra CO
08 Apr 1980 - 28 Mar 1982Wg CdrNo.16 SquadronGorakhpur CO
29 Sep 1982 - 14 Dec 1984Wg CdrAir Force AcademyDundigal CI (Flying)
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 2
  
Mention in Despatches
Fg OffrChandrakant Nijanand Bal7401 GD(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1966
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 31 Squadron
Reference : Gazette of India , 5th November 1966 - No.77 - Pres/66 dated 27th October 1966
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtChandrakant Nijanand Bal7401 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1971
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Chandrakant Nijanand Bal has been serving with an operational Squadron since April 1967. He has flown a total of 1,710 hours. On 22nd January 1970, while returning from a mission at 40,000 ft. he observed an excessive voltage reading and immediately isolated the battery. This was followed by a sudden electrical flash and total electrical failure. He was forced to descend and divert to another airfield, flying with the help of a torch and an emergency light and steering with the help of a small emergency compass. During this descent both engines flamed out once and the starboard engine flamed out thrice at low altitude. Relighting of the engines was successful each time only because he had conserved the battery. He ensured a touchdown at the correct speed and at the beginning of the runway without any damage to the aircraft. By his presence of mind and skilful handling of the situation, he not only saved a valuable aircraft, but also the lives of the crew.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Chandrakant Nijanand Bal displayed professional skill and devotion to duty.

Unit : 106 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India dated 4th September 1971 - No.53 - Pres/71 dated 26th January 1971