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Air Commodore Rajendra Narain Pande

Service No 7676 Branch F(P)

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Date of Birth: 07 May 1942
Date Commissioned 28 Oct 1963 Course 85 Course
Service End Retired on 31 May 1996
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Gp Capt : 01 Nov 1987Acting Air Cmde : 19 Apr 1993
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

01 Aug 1974 - 31 Jul 1977Sqn LdrNo.141 SSS FlightJamnagar Commanding Officer
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 1
Shaurya Chakra
Flt LtRajendra Narain Pande7676 GD(P)Award Date 03 Mar 1966Announced 26 Jan 1968
Details :

On 3rd March 1966, Aijal, the headquarters of Mizo District, was surrounded by hostiles and it became essential to rush reinforcements there. Despite the fact that the hostiles had taken up positions very close to Aijal helipad and all bridges had been destroyed, Flight Lieutenant Rajendra Narayan Pandeya led a force of helicopters to land troops knowing fully well that It would be an easy target for the hostiles' guns. On reaching Aijal, one of the helicopters was hit by hostile fire whereupon they were recalled to base. On the next day, he again took off and landed troops at Aijal which turned the tide of operations against the hostiles. Since then, he had been engaged in active flying in the sector airlifting troops and equipment and evacuating casualties and civilians.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Rajendra Narayan Pandeya displayed courage and determination.

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Reference : Gazette of India , 6th April 1968 - No.28 - Pres/68 dated 26th January 1968