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Group Captain Jayendra Sukrut Raj

Service No & Branch 8423 F(P) (Orig: GD(P))
Date of Birth: 03 Apr 1943 Commissioned: 18 Apr 1964 Course: 88 Course
Service End: Died in Service 31 Jan 1990 (47 Years age) Nick Name :
Qualifications Held :
Remarks :
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 01 Mar 1984Gp Capt : 02 May 1987
Training and Other Courses Attended
24 NDA (Cadet) - 01 Jun 19638 AFC (USAF) (Plt Offr) - 01 Oct 1965
Badges Qualified
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Notes:1)Branch is at retirement and may not match with branch at Commission 2)Notional seniority is reflected in dates of substantive rank.

Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

- 01 Dec 1971Flt LtNo.4 Squadron Squadron Pilot
01 Jul 1977 - 30 Apr 1979Sqn LdrNo.26 SquadronPathankot Squadron Pilot
01 May 1979 - Sqn LdrNo.26 SquadronPathankot Flight Commander
- Wg CdrCollege of Air WarfareSecunderabad Directing Staff
07 Jul 1981 - 03 Jul 1983Wg CdrNo.23 SquadronHalwara/ Suratgarh Commanding Officer
14 Jul 1986 - 31 Jan 1989Gp CaptTactics and Combat Development EstablishmentJamnagar Commandant
26 Jun 1989 - 30 Jan 1990Gp CaptEmbassy of India, ThailandBangkok Defence Attache
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Awards and Decorations

Number of Awards: 2
Vir Chakra
Flt LtJayendra Sukrut Raj8423 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Sukrutraj Jayandra was serving with a Fighter-Bomber Squadron in the Eastern Sector. While escorting a formation of four aircraft proceeding of Tezgaon airfield Flight Lieutenant Jayandra was number two in a formation of two aircraft. The formation was attacked by F-86 Sabre aircraft and Flight Lieutenant Jayandra engaged one of the enemy Sabre aircraft in a combat. During the combat Flight Sukrutraj Jayandra outmaneuvered the enemy aircraft and shot it down.

In this action, Flight Lieutenant Sukrutraj Jayandra displayed gallantry, professional skill and devotion to duty of a high order.

Unit : 4 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 29th July 1972 - No.92 - Pres/72 dated 18th July 1972
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtJayendra Sukrut Raj8423 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1975
Details :

Flight Lieutenant Sukrutaraj Jayandra was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in April, 1964. He has been engaged on instructional duties at Fighter Training Wing since April, 1972. On 26th February, 1973, while he was carrying out a dual instructional sortie of aerobatics in a Vampire aircraft the engine of the aircraft caught fire. He managed to extinguish the fire but in this process had perforce to shut down the engine. By accurate judgment and great professional skill, he successfully force-landed at base thereby saved a valuable aircraft.

Throughout, Flight lieutenant Sukrutaraj Jayandra displayed courage, professional skill and exceptional devotion to duty.

Unit : FTW
Reference : Gazette of India dated 21st February 1975 - No.16 - Pres/75 dated 26th January 1975
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