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Air Commodore Chittalore Doraiswami Chandrasekhar

Service No 8426 Branch F(P)
Date of Birth: 13 Jun 1943
Date Commissioned 18 Apr 1964 Course 88 Course
Service End Died in Service 21 Jan 1997
Remarks : 28Sqn(71) k MiG29 cr
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 05 Mar 1984Gp Capt : 02 May 1987Acting Air Cmde : 18 May 1992Air Cmde : 19 May 1992
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- Wg CdrNo.24 SquadronBareilly/ Ambala Commanding Officer
26 Feb 1986 - 31 Aug 1986Wg CdrFlying Instructors SchoolTambaram Chief Flying Instructor
25 Mar 1987 - Gp Capt27 WingBhuj Station Commander
01 May 1995 - 21 Jan 1997Air Cmde2 WingLohegaon (Pune) Air Officer Commanding
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 3
   
Mention in Despatches
Flt LtChittalore Doraiswami Chandrasekhar8426 F(P)Award Date Announced 23 Jun 1972
Details : Citation / Details Not Available
Unit : 28 Sqn
Reference : Gazette of India , 1st July 1972 - No.87 - Pres/72 dated 23rd June 1972
Vayu Sena Medal
Sqn LdrChittalore Doraiswami Chandrasekhar8426 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1976
Details : Squadron Leader Chittatoor Doraiswamy Chandrasekhar was commissioned in the flying branch of the Indian Air Force on 18th April, 1964 and has been with an operational fighter squadron, since July, 1973. He has flown a total of over 2950 hours on fighter/trainer aircraft. His flying experience on supersonic aircraft amounts to approximately XXX hours. By his enthusiasm, keenness and methodical approach, He has contributed significantly in attaining and maintaining high standards of training in the Squadron. Squadron Leader Chittatoor Doraiswami Chandrasekhar has throughout displayed professional skill, determination and devotion to duty of a high order.
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Reference : Gazette of India dated 22nd January 1977 - No.5- Pres/77 dated 26th January 1976
Ati Vishist Seva Medal
Gp CaptChittalore Doraiswami Chandrasekhar8426 F(P)Award Date 26 Jan 1990Announced 26 Jan 1990
Details :

Group Captain Chittatoor Doraiswamy Chandrasekhar was commissioned in the Indian Air Force as a Fighter Pilot in April, 1964. He has been posted as Station Commander of an operational station w.e.f. the 25th March, 1987. It was through his guidance and support that the fighter Squadron at his base achieved a high operational status and was given the highest grading amongst all the fighter Sqns. The Pechora Sqn at the Base was adjudged the best maintained Sqn in the IAF in 1987-88 and subsequently, was awarded the best Combat Crew Trophy for the year 1988-89.

He ensured that the administrative and maintenance support provided to the lodger units was oriented towards achieving a high degree of operational preparedness. Serviceability of the fighter Sqn had been the highest in the Type-75 fleet, providing 70% serviceability over the last two years. The mechanical transport state has been maintained at around 90% inspite of the limited resources and inadequate availability of spares in the local market.

Group Captain Chandrasekhar, through dedicated hardwork and untiring efforts ensured that the front­line Base and its lodger units under his command were kept at peak operational preparedness with well maintained machines and highly trained and motivated man­power.

Group Captain Chittatoor Doraiswamy Chandrasekhar, VM has thus, rendered distinguished service of an exceptional order.

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Reference : GoI19900126