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Group Captain Ramesh Thakurdas Chandani

Service No & Branch 9797 F(P)
Date of Birth: -- --- -- Commissioned: 16 Oct 1965 Course: 94 Course
Service End: Retired on 31 May 1995
Remarks : Cadmo 19 Wing
Promotions Gazetted
Wg Cdr : 30 Aug 1985Acting Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991Gp Capt : 01 Jul 1991
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Wg Cdr
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Appointments, Postings & Other Service Particulars

DatesRankUnitLocationAppointmentPhoto
- Sqn LdrNo.121 Helicopter FlightBombay Flight Commander
- Wg Cdr1 Madhya Pradesh Air Sqn NCCIndore Commanding Officer
- Wg Cdr29 WingBamrauli Chief Operations Officer
17 Jan 1983 - 08 May 1983Wg CdrNo.111 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
09 Aug 1983 - 25 Jan 1985Wg CdrNo.117 Helicopter Unit Commanding Officer
 
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Awards and Decorations


Number of Awards: 1
 
Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry)
Flt LtRamesh Thakurdas Chandani9797 F(P)Award Date Announced 26 Jan 1972
Details :

During the operations, against Pakistan in December, 1971, Flight Lieutenant Ramesh Thakurdas Chandani carried out twenty-six sorties in JAMMU AND KASHMIR Sector. On the 14th December, 1971, when he was returning from Nainakot, his co-pilot drew his attention to one of our aircraft which had been shot down and was on fire. He immediately landed near the wreckage and rescued an Army Officer who was the only living occupant of the aircraft and thus saved his life.

Throughout, Flight Lieutenant Ramesh Thakurdas Chandani displayed courage, professional skill and devotion to duty,

Unit : 109 HU
Reference : Gazette of India dated 7th October 1972 - No.108 - Pres/72 dated 23rd September 1972
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